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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Number of fully-vaccinated in Ireland ‘not high enough’ – HSE

The number of people who are fully vaccinated in Ireland is “not high enough”, a senior HSE official has said.

The HSE’s chief clinical officer, Dr Colm Henry said approximately 8% of the adult population remains unvaccinated, which is roughly around 50,000 people.

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Ireland currently has the highest vaccination rate in the European Union (EU), with 92% of the adult population fully vaccinated.

Dr. Colm Henry said of Ireland’s vaccination rate: “It’s not high enough and if you look at the remaining percentage that are not vaccinated, the eligible population is about 8%.”

“It’s a small percentage, but in absolute numbers that may translate to 40,000 or 50,000 people.”

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Henry strongly urged those who remain unvaccinated to do so immediately.

There are currently 400 people in Irish hospitals with Covid-19, with 74 in ICU.

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