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Pharmacists look for more Pfizer jabs to keep up with demand

Pharmacists are calling for them to be given more Pfizer vaccines to keep up with demand.

86 percent of the 100,000 single-shot jabs given out by pharmacies have been to younger age groups with interest growing rapidly once the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was allowed for 18-34 year olds.

There’s been a drop in supply of that vaccine, however more is expected to be delivered next month.

Darragh O’Loughlin from the Irish Pharmacy Union says not every pharmacy got a supply of the Pfizer vaccine:

“The HSE only supplied it to 350 pharmacies and they’re mostly in communities that are distant from a vaccine centre. We would love to see more pharmacies having access to the Pfizer vaccine particularly because there is a dip in supply of the Janssen vaccines”