Injections of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine begin in Northern Eire GP practices on Monday.
A batch of fifty,000 doses has been allotted, and people aged over 80 will probably be prioritised initially.
The nation has moved to speed up supply of the jab because the tempo of the pandemic has picked up.
The brand new and extra infectious variant of Covid-19 has been detected in Northern Eire.
The variety of coronavirus infections has elevated quickly.
Chief medical officers throughout the UK have determined to delay supply of the second shot of vaccines.
The intention is that the utmost variety of folks obtain their first jab, with its partial safety, as rapidly as attainable to assist stem the tide of circumstances that threatens to overwhelm the well being service.
Northern Eire is within the second week of a six-week lockdown by which non-essential retail is closed.
The nation has recorded an extra 1,662 circumstances of Covid-19.
A complete of 11,810 folks have examined constructive previously seven days, the Division of Well being mentioned on Sunday.