The vaccine rollout hit a crucial target in the past week, as the HSE reports a total spend of €500 million on Covid-19 measures so far.
Almost 261,000 doses were administered in the week leading up to 10 May, according to the latest data. The government previously indicated the rollout will be at this scale by the end of the month.
This suggests the government’s target of having 80% of the eligible population with a first dose by 30 June is within grasp.
According to analysis of the figures by The Journal, the 80% figure will be passed on 3 July, if the pace of the rollout continues to improve in line with expectations.
Even if no improvement is made, the 80% figure will be reached on 17 July at the current pace of vaccination.