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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

20% of Covid-19 cases in Ireland are now people who are fully vaccinated

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has said 20% of new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland are now among those who are fully vaccinated.

Niamh O’Beirne of the HSE confirmed to Virgin Media News that 20% of all new cases of Covid-19 are now among the fully vaccinated.

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However, O’Beirne went on to say that those vaccinated who become infected are suffering only mild illness.

“Vaccinated people are reporting very mild illness,” she said.

Ireland’s vaccination programme is continuing to accelerate, with the HSE saying this morning that they expect 12-15-year-olds to begin getting vaccinated by the weekend.

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The vaccine portal will open for those aged 12-15 on Thursday, and booking an appointment will require parental consent.

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