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HSE invites those aged 18-24 to register for AstraZeneca vaccine

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People aged between 18-24 are being invited to register for the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from today. The HSE has said that people in that age cohort can opt-in for the AstraZeneca vaccine by registering online through the HSE vaccine portal or by phone at 1800 700 700.

In a statement today, the HSE also said that it expects to invite people aged 18-24 to register for mRNA vaccines from next week.

The mRNA vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, are recommended for everyone under the age of 50. The HSE said: "When registering, people can also choose to opt for a viral vector vaccine, the AstraZeneca vaccine, as this may become available earlier than an mRNA vaccine.

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