Ireland’s vaccine rollout: Can we stay at the top of the EU league table?

Ireland is now second in the EU vaccination league table. Can this pace be sustained?

A woman is vaccinated in the new Covid-19 vaccination centre in Slagelse, Denmark. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty

A woman is vaccinated in the new Covid-19 vaccination centre in Slagelse, Denmark. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty

HSE chief executive Paul Reid is an avid soccer fan. He said Irish people may feel like the country is 5-1 down in the Covid-19 battle but “we can slowly pull this back”.

“We have the wind behind us, and we do have a key striker to come on, which is the vaccine.”

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