More than half a million people have received a Covid-19 vaccine in Northern Ireland.

Those aged over 65 and the clinically vulnerable are among those being booked in for jabs.

During a press briefing on Wednesday, Health Minister Robin Swann said it was a landmark moment.

“As of yesterday evening we had administered more than 509,000 vaccines,” he said.

“There are countries many times larger in population terms than Northern Ireland that are nowhere administering half a million jabs.”

A total of 478,825 first doses and 31,345 second doses have now been administered.

Meanwhile, two more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported, bringing the DoH recorded Northern Ireland death toll to 2,043. A further 260 positive cases have also been diagnosed.

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