HSE chief Paul Reid stated that it was “a very proud day for Ireland” as the state’s six millionth vaccine dose was administered this morning.
Speaking at the HSE’s weekly update on Covid-19, Reid stated, “It is a very proud day for Ireland with Kellie Harrington reaching the Olympic final and that we have reached the six millionth vaccine.”
Describing it as a “great milestone”, Reid stated that 3.3 million people have now received their first vaccine dose or a single-dose vaccine, while 2.8 million have received their second dose.
The breakdown of the total number of people who have been vaccinated are as follows:
- 99% of 80+ year olds,
- 99% of 70-79 year olds
- 96% of 60-69 year olds
- 94% of 50-59 year olds
- 89% of 40-49 year olds
The HSE estimates that up to 230,000 vaccines will be administered this week and 200,000 the week after.
Reid has also confirmed that the HSE’s vaccination portal will open for those aged 12-15 years old next Thursday.