In Ireland, a modest start was made on Tuesday with the vaccination against the coronavirus, Irish media report. Ireland is the 26th country in the EU to start vaccinations.
The first patient to receive the corona vaccine in Ireland, as announced, is a 79-year-old grandmother from Dublin city centre.
In two hospitals in Dublin and one in Cork and one in Galway, a small number of people are receiving a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine provided through the European vaccination program.
The country has so far received 10,000 doses. Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar expects to deliver 40,000 doses per week in January.
On Monday, a program will start to vaccinate in 580 nursing homes. According to Irish media, the ambition is to vaccinate at least 3 percent of the population in the first quarter of 2021.