Irish deputy PM expects Covid-19 vaccine before April 2021

IRELAND’S deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said the Irish government expects to be able to begin to vaccinate vulnerable people against Covid-19 before April 2021.

The Irish deputy PM made the statement on Sunday, October 25, saying that the government is optimistic about being able to provide a vaccine to help vulnerable people in the battle against Covid-19 in the first quarter or first half of 2021.

Speaking to RTE radio, Varadkar said: “I’m increasingly optimistic, as is government, that we will see a vaccine approved in the next couple of months and that in the first half or first quarter of next year it’ll be possible to start vaccinating those most at risk.”

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    • vincent backhouse

      29 October 2020 • 20:49

      Will he be the first one to take it voluntarily?

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