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COVID-19: 70% of patients admitted to ICU in last six months were unvaccinated

New figures published by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) shows that 70% of Covid-19 patients who were admitted to ICU were not vaccinated.

In relation to those who died after contracting the virus in the last six months (301), 50.8% were unvaccinated.


According to the HPSC, 356 people with a confirmed Covid-19 case were admitted to ICU.

Of the 356 people that were admitted to ICU, 250 (70%) were unvaccinated or didn’t have a vaccination recorded on Ireland’s Covid-19 immunisation system.

The remaining 106 people (30%) had at least one vaccine dose before being admitted to ICU.


Of these cases, 70 people (20%) were breakthrough infections, meaning that a fully vaccinated individual had the virus for over 14 days after they received the vaccine.

Of the people with a breakthrough infection, 97% had an underlying medical condition. They were aged between 30 and 88 years old with a median age of 67.

Of the 103 deaths reported in people who were classified as a breakthrough infection, 64 of them had an underlying medical condition with ages ranging from 50 to 97 years old with a median age of 82.

IMAGE – “Two nurses transporting a bed down a hospital corridor” is licensed under CC BY 4.0


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