Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccination programme has hit a substantial level, with 90% of all adults over the age of 18 now fully vaccinated.
The Chair of Ireland’s taskforce on Covid-19 vaccinations Professor Brian MacCraith confirmed the news this morning.
“Please remember that vaccines need time to work; it requires 7-14 days to build your immunity after Dose 2,” MacCraith said.
The Department of Health also announced this week that vaccine booster shots will be administered to elderly people who were vaccinated over six months ago.
Everyone over the age of 80, as well as those over-65 who are living in residential care facilities will receive a booster vaccine of either Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna, irrespective of what vaccine they originally received.
The majority of the population have received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (71.4%), followed by the AstraZeneca vaccine (17.1%), then the Moderna vaccine (8.1%) and finally the Johnson and Johnson vaccine (3.4%).
Seven million vaccine doses will have been administered in Ireland by the end of today.
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