Northern Ireland has had five suspected cases of blood clot cases linked to the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
That is from a total of 550,000 people given the vaccine up to 28 April.
The figure is in proportion to other suspected cases from across the UK including England (198); Scotland (18); Wales (9) and unknown (12).
In a statement, the Department of Health said the AstraZeneca vaccine had already saved thousands of lives in the UK and around the world.
“The adverse reactions following the Oxford-AstraZeneca first dose are extremely rare,” the department continued.
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