Talks will take place between the EU and AstraZeneca over delays to its Covid-19 vaccine delivery this week.

Supplies to European countries are expected to be significantly below the levels planned in the coming weeks, due to production issues.

The Government here is waiting for EU approval for the AstraZeneca vaccine to ramp up its vaccination campaign with GPs.

Immunology expert, Professor Luke O’Neill from Trinity College Dublin says due to the complicated process of manufacturing and supply with a new vaccine, delays can be expected.