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The vaccination program in Northern Ireland is now open to all people aged 18 and over, according to the Department of Health.

Over 70% of the adult population of North Ireland have now had at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 40% received two doses.

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Health Minister Robin Swann said on Wednesday the deployment would be extended to 18-24 year olds “in the very near future”.

And on Thursday, he said: “I am delighted that our vaccination program is now open to all adults in Northern Ireland. I know this will be very good news for young people who are patiently waiting their turn to receive the vaccine. .

“Today’s announcement is another important step in the drive to get as many people vaccinated as possible as quickly as possible, so that we can see a return to normalcy.

“The tremendous success of the vaccination program has brought great hope and has helped to allow for a further recent easing of restrictions.

“The extension of the vaccination program, well ahead of schedule, to all people aged 18 and over is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in administering the vaccine across Ireland. North.

People aged 18 and over will be able to book their jabs from 8 a.m., the health ministry added.

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Wednesday, the roll-out of the vaccine in England has been extended to anyone over the age of 30.

In Scotland and Wales, people over 18 can already book their jab.

In parts of England where the Indians COVID-19[female[feminine The variant has spread quickly, with local health authorities going against government guidelines by offering doses to everyone over 18.

In Northern Ireland, sewage is currently being tested to track cases of COVID, as officials seek to better monitor outbreaks in light of the variant.

It is estimated that 38% of the region’s wastewater is …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-27 06:32:00