National COVID-19 Vaccination Roll-Out
The Wheel is partnering with HSE to ensure that charities and community and voluntary organisations have access to accurate and up to date information about the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines.
The vaccine rolled-out is now underway and daily vaccination data is now available to all on the COVID-19 Data Hub and on the COVID-19 Tracker App. (The data is from 48 hours previously to allow for validation.)
The COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy sets out a provisional priority list of groups for vaccination. The Strategy was developed by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) and Department of Health, endorsed by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), and approved by Government on 8 December 2020. People who are most at risk from COVID-19 will be vaccinated first.
Frontline healthcare workers working in the following can now register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine:
- HSE or HSE-funded organisations
- private hospitals or clinics
- community based not-for-profit and private healthcare providers not directly funded by the HSE.
COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
The vaccination programme continues to be rolled out nationwide, and more than 280,000 vaccines have been administered. This week we saw the vaccination programme go firmly out into the community, with people aged 85 and over beginning to be invited for their vaccines by GPs. When this group is complete, we’ll move on to the next age-group, people aged 80 and over.
The most up to date information about the vaccination programme can be accessed at: www2.hse.ie/covid-19-vaccine