The NHS is urging everyone who is eligible to take up their jab at one of the 1,600 locations across the country.
The claim is being made and shared online – with people claiming ‘vaccine shedding’ is happening.
The 17-year-old are the first Irish students to have had their computer experiment for the International Space Station accepted.
The Health Minister has asked officials to determine if vaccinating younger people sooner would impact transmission.
As many as 4,000 additional positive test results have been received which are not yet included in the official case count.