The Government is committed to the timely implementation of a COVID-19 immunisation programme.
In this regard, a High-Level Taskforce on COVID-19 was established to support my Department and the HSE in developing a national strategy and the implementation plan for the immunisation programme.
The National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy, which was prepared by the High-Level Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccination, was signed off by Cabinet on 15 December 2020.
The Department of Health has overall responsibility for policy development on matters related to COVID-19, including the Vaccine Allocation Strategy.
Operational matters, including implementation of the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, is the responsibility of the HSE.