It has been confirmed that crèche workers received so-called leftover vaccines from the Beacon Hospital in Dublin.
It comes after earlier revelations that the private hospital also gave leftover vaccines to 20 teachers and staff from St Gerard's Catholic School in Bray.
The private hospital is currently being used as a hub to vaccinate frontline healthcare workers.
In a statement, the Beacon earlier confirmed there were spare doses that had to be used at short notice, and some were given to teachers.
The hospital's CEO "sincerely apologised for the upset that this decision has caused".
In a later statement, the hospital confirmed other doses were given to childcare providers on the campus.
It said: "In keeping with the zero wastage policy, vaccines were administered to childcare providers located on the Beacon Medical Campus.
"These workers deliver an essential service to frontline healthcare workers.
"We are currently amending our processes to broaden our stand-by list to ensure that if there are leftover vaccines on any occasion in the future that there are sufficient numbers of identified individuals in a position to reach the centre within the tight timeframe required."
While Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has criticised the hospital.
"No private school should have received vaccines from a private hospital", he tweeted.
"The protocols are crystal clear on having a backup list of people available from the priority cohorts.
"We are prioritising our most vulnerable right now, as it should be."
No private school should have received vaccines from a private hospital. The protocols are crystal clear on having a backup list of people available from the priority cohorts. We are prioritising our most vulnerable right now, as it should be.
— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) March 26, 2021