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The health service here is to get millions of pounds in additional funding.
It follows a warning of severe pressures in the weeks and months to come as the fight continues against coronavirus.
Minister Robin Swann says services are already stretched and it could be the worst winter ever.
Alliance health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw says the claim makes recent Stormont decisions on reopening without mitigations "all the more baffling."
Northern Ireland is bottom of the UK league for delivering booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine.
Out of an estimated 5.3 million boosters, 44,000 have been administered here.
Wales leads the other nations in the proportion of double-jabbed people who have also received a booster, at 14.4%.
The figure for Northern Ireland is 3.5%.
An estimated 5.3 million booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been delivered in the UK, new figures show. It is the first time data on boosters has been reported by all four nations— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) October 22, 2021
4,524,517 doses in England, 429,801 in Scotland, 322,591 in Wales & 43,536 in Northern Ireland pic.twitter.com/tlFvMXf7bz