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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Ireland has overtaken UK in vaccinating population against Covid-19

The Republic of Ireland has now a higher percentage of the adult population fully vaccinated against Covid-19 than the UK.

On Tuesday, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said Ireland was on track to overtake the UK in the next week or so.

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On Saturday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed that Ireland had edged ahead of the UK.

The Taoiseach said 72.4% of adults in Ireland were fully vaccinated, in comparison to 72.1% in the UK.

As of Saturday, 84.6% of the people over-16 in Ireland are partially vaccinated against Covid-19, with 70.6% fully vaccinated.

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The Irish Government also confirmed earlier this week that the vaccine programme will be extended for 12-15-year-olds.

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