They’ll be giving out Johnson and Johnson jabs

People aged over 50 who haven’t yet received a Covid vaccine can get one in their local pharmacy from tomorrow.

More than 1,300 community pharmacists will start administering the single shot Johnson and Johnson jab to that age group.

Darragh O’Loughlin from the Irish Pharmacy Union says people who’ve already had one dose can’t go to their pharmacy for the second.

“Anybody who’s had their first dose of AstraZeneca will have to wait to get the second dose from the vaccination programme,” he said.

“The National Vaccination programme has an IT system that the pharmacists will be using.

“And they’ll be able to see who’s had a vaccine and who hasn’t.”

Meanwhile, it’s expected the vaccine portal will open this week for people in their 30s.

So far, over 3.1 million jabs have been administered in Ireland.