Over 3 Million People Fully Vaccinated Against Covid-19 – HSE

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HSE CEO, Paul Reid has confirmed that over three million people are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The HSE have also said that the campaign has entered its “final leg”.

Speaking at the weekly HSE briefing at Dr Steeven’s Hospital, Mr Reid said that 90% of the Irish population will be partially vaccinated by the weekend. He also added that 80% of the population will be fully vaccinated by then too.

Earlier this morning, Mr Reid also tweeted this.

Paul Reid also added that 65,000 children aged between 12 and 15 have already registered for the vaccine, with most of them getting the jab by the weekend.

“65,000 12-15 year olds have registered & many of these will be administered this weekend”, Reid tweeted.

Mr Reid once again urged the public to continue to follow the public health advice as there is still a “sustained threat” of the Delta Variant.

Covid patients in hospital

Paul Reid also said that out of 151 patients who were discharged from hospital, the average stay was 6 and a half days.

He also added that the average stay in ICU was 18 days.

Paul Reid also said that 51% of 201 patients treated for the virus in hospital this week were not fully vaccinated. He also said that the number of people admitted to hospitals with Covid-19 will probably continue to rise throughout August and September.

He also added that a number of hospital outbreaks are occurring, with a much higher number fully vaccinated and without symptoms.

85/90% must be vaccinated

This also comes after government officials said that live music in pubs will not return until around 85 to 90 per cent of the population are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Irish entertainers and musicians had been calling for a set date on when live music at Irish indoor events could return.

“It was the Department that told us that and I’m guessing that policy filters down from the rest of ­Government and NPHET”, said MEAI’s Matt McGranaghan. “They are looking for the vaccination rate of 85 to 90 per cent”. 

McGranaghan also added, “It’s the first time we’ve got any kind of indication of any kind of concrete figures relating to that”. 

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