NI to hit is targets of offering Covid-19 vaccine to priority groups

Councillor Brian Tierney, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, chats with retired Altnagelvin A&E consultant Dr McKinney during a visit to the Covid -19 vaccination centre in the Foyle Arena where he met Western Health and Social Care Trust staff who are delivering the vaccine programme. Dr. McKinney is among retired staff to offer their expertise during the pandemic. Picture Martin McKeown. 28.01.21

Northern Ireland is to hit its targets of offering a Covid-19 vaccine to everyone in the top four priority groups this weekend.

The UK government's in its final push to have reached everyone over the age of 70, or who is classed as clinically vulnerable, by Monday.

England and Wales hit the goal yesterday.