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90% of adults in the Republic are now fully vaccinated

Covid-19: 90% of adults in the Republic of Ireland now fully vaccinated

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legendChildren 12 and over can now get vaccinated in Ireland

Nine out of ten eligible adults in the Republic of Ireland have been fully immunized, the Irish Health Service said.

More than 7 million vaccines must have been administered in Ireland by Friday.

Taoiseach (Irish PM) Micheál Martin described reaching the 90% immunization threshold and the seven millionth vaccine as “two milestones”.

Vaccine deployment continues, with children aged 12 and over who are now eligible.

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Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) Managing Director Paul Reid said on Friday that hospitalizations in Ireland were “on a downward trend”.

Mr Reid said that although positive Covid-19 tests were declining, they remained high in schools.

There are currently 329 people in Irish hospitals with Covid-19 – 54 of whom are in intensive care.

Recall campaign

The Irish government has drawn up a plan to remove almost all of its remaining Covid-19 restrictions by October 22.

The National Immunization Advisory Committee (NIAC) has recommended Covid-19 booster injections for people aged 80 and over and those aged 65 and over living in long-term care facilities.

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The recall campaign in Ireland is due to start in the coming weeks.

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