Leo Varadkar has confirmed that Ireland is set to overtake the UK in terms of vaccination rates in the next week or so.
Ireland currently has 66.9% of adults vaccinated against Covid-19, compared to the UK’s 70.5%.
“Circa 66.9% of people 16+ are now fully vaccinated in Ireland or roughly 68.9% over 18+,” Varadkar tweeted.
“That compares with 70.5% in the UK. We should overtake them in next week or so. Well done HSE.”
The vaccination portal is currently open for anyone in Ireland over 16-years-old.
Yesterday, the Government confirmed that those in the 12-16 age cohort will also be able to avail of a vaccination shortly.