Irish deputy PM says Covid-19 vaccinations may begin before April 2021

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he was 'optimistic' that a vaccine would be approved soon. — Reuters pic
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he was 'optimistic' that a vaccine would be approved soon. — Reuters pic

DUBLIN, Oct 25 — The Irish government expects to be able to begin to vaccinate vulnerable people against Covid-19 in first quarter or first half of 2021, Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said today.

“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,” Varadkar told RTE radio. — Reuters

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