The Health Service Executive (HSE) has reported a substantial increase in the number of people registering for a Covid-19 vaccine.
The head of the vaccination programme, Damien McCallion said registrations have increased from 800-1000 per day to over 2,000 per day.
McCallion said an information ad campaign will run over the next 10 days to encourage people to take the vaccine.
He further warned that over 60% of the people being treated for Covid-19 in ICU are unvaccinated.
“We’re encouraging people to go forward and talk to their healthcare professional – be it in hospital or to their GP – who can perhaps talk them through and explain the benefits and risks of the vaccine,” he said.
“Those people are at very high risk of ending up in intensive care, and as Paul Reid said yesterday, we have seen people even die as a result of receiving the Covid disease in recent times.”
McCallion said the HSE will be focusing on those people who have received their first vaccine dose, but have not yet come forward for their second.
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