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Northern Ireland CMO 'delighted' to receive AstraZeneza vaccine

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Northern Ireland's Chief Medical Officer has said he had spoken to Ireland's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn at "some length" yesterday about the move to pause the rollout of AstraZeneca in the Republic.

Dr Michael McBride, who received the AstraZeneca vaccine this morning, said :"Those are rightly matters for the authorities in the Republic." Health Minister Robin Swann said he is following the guidance of the UK's medicines regulatory authority and continuing with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the North.

From today over 50s will be able to book a vaccine appointment online in Northern Ireland and the AstraZeneca vaccine is the product mainly used as part of that expanded rollout.

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