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Over half of Irish adult population now fully vaccinated

HSE chief Paul Reid has confirmed that over 50% of the Irish adult population is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

As of yesterday, there has been a total of 1,823,201 second doses administered along with a further 72,048 single doses administered.

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The total number of people in Ireland who have been fully vaccinated now stands at 1,895,249 which means 50.54% of the Irish adult population is now fully vaccinated.

A further 16.87% of Irish adults have received their first dose of the vaccine which brings the total number of vaccine doses administered to 4,423,158.

From tomorrow, those aged 30-34 will be allowed to register for their Covid-19 vaccine.

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Reid also confirmed that nearly 14,000 Covid-19 swab tests were done, which is the highest level since January 11th as swabbing increased by 30% week-on-week.

The government had originally planned to have 70% of all Irish adults fully vaccinated by the end of June but this would have been determined by vaccine supply.

Reid stated that he believes if the new vaccine strategy goes accordingly, all Irish adults could potentially be fully vaccinated by the end of August or early September.

A number of factors have influenced this projection, one of the factors is 18-34-year-olds being allowed to receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the two-dose AstraZeneca vaccine as well as an additional one million mRNA doses being delivered from Romania.

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