Vaccination using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is set to resume in Ireland, following a recommendation from health officials.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn says the HSE will now work to recommence using the vaccine.
He has urged anyone who's offered the AstraZeneca jab to take it.
The use of the vaccine was temporarily paused last week amid reports of very rare blood clots in some vaccinated people.
However, the EMA says they've investigated the reports and deemed the vaccine to be safe and effective.
Today, the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has recommended the use of vaccine should resume for all people aged 18 and over.
NIAC said it's now strongly encouraging everyone to take up vaccination when it's offered to them - saying the 'best vaccine that anyone can receive is the one that they can receive soonest'.
They explained: "Healthcare professionals and vaccine recipients should be informed that very rare, complicated clotting events have been reported in a small number of people who have recently received the AstraZeneca vaccine.
"Recipients of the AstraZeneca vaccine should be advised to seek immediate medical attention if they develop symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling and/or persistent abdominal pain within weeks of vaccination."
The HSE has said most of the 30,000 people affected by the AstraZeneca pause could be vaccinated next week.
Earlier, the Taoiseach described the AstraZeneca vaccine as “very safe”.
Micheál Martin said the vaccine’s effectiveness has been confirmed.
He said: “If you look across Europe and the UK, it has been used very extensively.
“Very senior scientists have confirmed its safety and its efficacy.”
He also said Ireland will have a "high volume of vaccines" within the next three months.