Ireland administered a record number of Covid-19 vaccines last Friday 2 weeks ago

Ireland administered a record number of Covid-19 vaccines last Friday

Ireland will have administered one million doses sometime this week.

Ireland administered its highest number of Covid-19 vaccines in one day last Friday, with 30,503 people receiving jabs.

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On Friday, 2 April, 18,329 people received their first dose while 12,174 received their second - a new record for the country.

Meanwhile, more people were vaccinated last week in Ireland than ever before, with over 120,000 people receiving their jab.

In total, 655,292 people in Ireland have now gotten their first jab, while 268,586 have gotten both.

13.2% of the country has now received one dose, with 5.4% fully vaccinated.

The previous record for vaccines administered in Ireland was 25 March, when 27,490 people received jabs.

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Ireland looks set to hit the milestone of administering one million vaccine doses sometime this week.

In response to the figures from Friday, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly wrote on Twitter: "Some good news on Easter Monday. Over 30,500 vaccines were administered on Friday.

"We’ll reach the 1 Million vaccinations milestone this week. Real progress is being made."

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HSE CEO Paul Reid, commenting on Sunday, wrote: "Huge thanks to all involved in vaccinations this weekend. Best day ever - Good Friday (>30K). Our highest week ever (>120k). Over 930K done to date.

"1M administered during next week. Over 70's & medically vulnerable prioritised. We're in a new phase."

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Taoiseach Micheál Martin, meanwhile, took to Twitter to thank HSE staff working to get people vaccinated.