Nearly 90% of adults in Ireland have now received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose
Around 60% of Ireland's total population is now fully vaccinated.
Nearly 90% of adults in Ireland have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, according to new figures.
Chair of the High-Level Task Force on Covid-19 vaccination Brian MacCraith shared an update regarding the country's vaccine programme on Wednesday.
He wrote on Twitter that 6.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland as of 10 August, with 89.1% of those over-18 having received at least one dose.
88.2% of those over-16 and 69.3% of the total population have also had one dose administered.
Meanwhile, 78.3% of adults, 76% of those over-16 and 59.7% of the total population in Ireland are fully vaccinated.
~6.2m vaccine doses administered to date
>89% of adults have received at least 1 dose
— Brian MacCraith (@muirtheimhne) August 11, 2021
The figures come as the vaccine portal will open for parents to register kids aged between 12 to 15 from tomorrow (Thursday, 12 August).
Parental permission will be required before anyone in the age group receives the vaccine. Parents seeking information can find out more on the HSE's website here.
Registration for the vaccine opened for all those aged over 16 just two weeks ago, just one week after it opened for everyone aged over 18.
To register online for a vaccine, you will need a mobile phone number, an email address, your PPS number and your Eircode.
If you do not have these things, you are advised to call the Covid-19 helpline to register by phone instead.
For more information on how to register for a Covid-19 vaccine in Ireland using the portal, check out JOE's handy guide here.