Northern Ireland’s coronavirus vaccine programme will fully open to all those aged between 35 and 39 from Monday.
By Sunday, some 1,247,931 doses of the jab had been administered in the North.
No further deaths of patients who had previously tested positive for Covid-19 were notified in the region on Sunday, and fewer than 100 new cases.
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Later this week there will be further relaxations of the coronavirus restrictions in the North, with the reopening of non-essential retail, as well as self-contained tourist accommodation and gyms and swimming pools.
Pubs and restaurants will also be permitted to serve customers in outdoor settings, in groups of six, from no more than two households.
Last week there was limited vaccine available for the 35-39 age group.
From 8am on Monday anyone born between April 1st, 1981 and April 30th, 1986 can book an appointment at a regional vaccination centre or participating community pharmacy.
The North’s Health Minister Robin Swann encouraged all those who are eligible to book an appointment as soon as possible.
No further deaths of patients who previously tested positive for Covid-19 were notified in Northern Ireland on Sunday.
Another 73 people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24-hour reporting period.
On Sunday there were 60 confirmed Covid-19 patients in hospital in the North, five of whom were in intensive care.