NIAC advises reduction in gap between AstraZeneca vaccines

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks.

The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully vaccinated sooner.

The recommendation, to the Chief Medical Officer, has gone to the HSE which is now considering implementation.

Labour leader Alan Kelly says the new advice's welcome: