Construction workers have the lowest Covid-19 vaccine uptake in Ireland, data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has confirmed.
The data shows that just 75% of construction workers are fully vaccinated against the virus, compared to the national average of 84%.
Those working in public administration and the defence sector were found to have the highest rates of uptake, with 93% of people inoculated.
The CSO further found that there is a considerable drop in vaccine uptake in people from certain countries.
Data shows that people from EU 14-27 countries who live in Ireland have low vaccination levels.
The EU 14-27 countries are the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia.
39% of working men and 49% of working women from these countries have at least one vaccine.
90% of the population over the age of 12 are currently fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
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