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Unvaccinated individuals are having “disproportionate impact” on health service – NPHET


With over 2,066 new cases being confirmed in Ireland yesterday, NPHET has stated that unvaccinated individuals are having a “disproportionate” impact on the health service.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn stated that although there has been a good uptake of Covid-19 vaccines in recent months, unvaccinated individuals were having a negative impact on health services.

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He stated, “Unfortunately, there are still just under 300,000 adults who have not come forward for vaccination and a further 70,000 people have received just one dose of a two-dose schedule,”.

He added, “The spread of disease in these 370,000 people is having a disproportionate impact on the profile of Covid-19 in our hospitals and intensive care units, with two out of every three people in intensive care not vaccinated.”

Warning that the incidence of Covid-19 in Ireland is still rising, Glynn said that those who are not vaccinated are at a high risk of contracting the virus and becoming extremely unwell.

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