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Ireland to overtake UK’s vaccination rate ‘within the next week’ – Varadkar

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%.

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“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.

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Yesterday, the Government confirmed that those in the 12-16 age cohort will also be able to avail of a vaccination shortly.

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