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Relentless Pace Of Vaccinations In Ireland Now Outstripping That Of The UK

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Such is the ramping up of the vaccination rollout in Ireland in recent weeks, it appears that the rate of administrations here is slightly outpacing that of Britain, although the Republic of Ireland still lags behind our nearest and dearest overall.

On average more than 33,000 vaccine doses were issued over the past seven days or so. The rate is marginally higher than that given out each day in the UK, where demand has fallen from a peak in late March, when population weights are take into account.

As of Monday, Ireland is administering 0.68 doses per 100 people, compared to 0.67 per 100 in the UK, according to official statistics sourced by Our World in Data.

More than 35 million people, or just more than two-thirds (67% of adults), have received at least one dose of a vaccine in the UK, compared to 1.3 million (35% of adults) in the Republic.

The UK began its rollout three weeks ahead of European Union countries while the the EU vaccination campaign has faced disruptions in supplies of the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.