Liam Neeson has urged Irish people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 to donate the cost of a vaccine to low-income countries.

The Northern Irish actor is fronting the 'Get a Vaccine – Give a Vaccine' campaign by UNICEF which encourages people to donate the cost of a vaccine, whenever they receive their own jab from the HSE, in solidarity with developing countries.

In a video posted on YouTube, Neeson said: "If you have been vaccinated against Covid-19, you can now give a vaccine to someone in need by supporting UNICEF in the biggest vaccination campaign in history."

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He adds: "Wealthy countries are racing to vaccinate their populations, yet billions of people in poor countries don't have any vaccines.

"Scientists tell us that no one is safe until everyone is safe."

UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power said: "Today, Irish people have a fantastic opportunity to show solidarity with vulnerable people in the poorest countries of the world, who will not be able to access vaccines without our help.

"I have met so many people who are emotional after receiving their vaccines. They want to give something back and the Get a Vaccine – Give a Vaccine campaign provides a platform for Irish people to do just that."

The vaccine drive aims to raise funds for the delivery of two billion Covid-19 doses to healthcare workers and vulnerable people around the world. People can donate by going to UNICEF's website