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HSE Due To Administer Vaccine Number 2 Million Today

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04:18 13 May 2021


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The HSE believes the number of Covid-19 vaccines administered will pass the 2 million mark today.

As of last night, over 1,971,000 vaccines have been administered.

HSE CEO Paul Reid says 37% of adults have received their first dose.

"1.4 million people have now received their first dose of the vaccine."

"That's 37.1% of the adult population."

"Over 500,000 people (533,835) have received their second dose."

"So that's 13.8%, which is almost one in seven."

Minister Says End Of June Is "Ambitious"

The Health Minister says offering a vaccine to everyone who wants one by the end of June is a "very ambitious target".

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar claimed it might be possible to do that.

It's given 10-15% of people in other countries haven't wanted a vaccine.

In the Dáil today he said he meant people could have an appointment by that stage - if not an actual injection.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has said the Tánaiste's comments haven't changed their plan:

"If the deliveries continue to arrive in, we're on track for about 4 in every 5 adults who want a vaccine to be offered one [by June]."

"The latest analysis we have suggests that everyone who wants a vaccine can be fully vaccinated by September."


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