The Government published the national COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy on 15th December 2020. The Strategy outlines Ireland’s high-level plan for safe, effective and efficient vaccination on a phased basis across different categories of our population while safeguarding continued provision of health and social care services.
The Deputy will be aware that the first COVID-19 vaccines to be administered in Ireland commenced at the end of December 2020. The initial priority is focusing on those most at risk such as those in full-time residential care, people aged 70 and above, and to frontline medical personnel.
To date no member of staff in the Department or its Offices has received a vaccination specifically for the purpose of undertaking their official duties.