The Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said a lack of vaccinators will not slow down the vaccine rollout.
He was speaking after Labour leader Alan Kelly suggested Ireland 'won't have enough vaccinators' for the COVID-19 vaccination programme if the recruitment process does not change.
"I have no clue while people who are professors, GPs, nurses and other retired specialists in healthcare can't administer vaccines", he told the Dáil.
He said a 'whole range of people' could be brought on board to help the rollout.
"We are not going to have enough vaccinators the way things are going, which would be criminal", Deputy Kelly added.
But speaking to The Hard Shoulder, Minister Donohoe said he was confident the rollout will happen as planned.
"Yes I can - the main challenge that we have at the moment is the lack of vaccine and we're one of many countries confronting that challenge at the moment.
"And as we get into April, May and June we will be getting a million more doses of vaccine available into our country per month.
"We will ensure we have the people, we've the places and we've the expertise to roll that vaccine out and turn it into a vaccination programme."
Certain jobs 'not currently viable'
On the economy, Minister Donohoe said some jobs may not be 'viable' when the country re-opens.
And that the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) could be around in some form for the next 12 months.
"The aftermath of us getting the pandemic and the disease to a far safer place... will also pose lots of challenges to us, which will need to respond back to.
"I believe there are many jobs which are not currently viable that will be viable again in the future, but I don't believe they will become automatically viable and facilitate reducing all our supports to zero immediately.
"When I mean there will not be a cliff edge, which I've said repeatedly, it will take us time to come down that cliff and make the right choice about supports".
But he added there will be an economic rebound when the re-opening gets underway.
"The key point here I think is we'll get to a better point with this disease, we'll do it later on in the year, I really believe we will.
"But when we get to that point, that does not mean every job that might not currently be not able to happen because of this disease automatically becomes viable.
"There will be a path to becoming viable again, and a path to our economy growing again.
"And we will go through a rebound in the early months of our economy opening up again.
"And it's only as we work our way through that rebound, that we're going to be clear on what a recovery will look like".
Asked about sectors he has concerns over - and which may need support - Minister Donohoe singled out hospitality, retail and aviation.