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Co Monaghan still has one of the lowest Covid-19 vaccine uptake rates

Jan 22, 2022 08:01 By News Northern Sound
Co Monaghan still has one of the lowest Covid-19 vaccine uptake rates Co Monaghan still has one of the lowest Covid-19 vaccine uptake rates
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These figures are accurate as of the 9th of January.

Co Monaghan continues to have one of the lowest uptake rates of the covid-19 vaccine.

Figures released by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre reveal that 84.4% of people aged 12 and up in the county have been fully vaccinated.

Co Monaghan's figure of 84.4% is narrowly ahead of Co Donegal, which has the lowest uptake nationwide at 84.1%.

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Monaghan and Donegal are the only counties to have vaccine uptake rates of less than 85% among people aged 12 and up.

The figures are accurate as of the 9th of January and defines fully vaccinated persons as those who have received two doses of a two dose schedule, or one dose of a one dose schedule.

In Co Cavan, 90.1% of people over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated.

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Elsewhere, Co Longford has the lowest uptake rate in the Shannonside region, with 89.8% of those aged over 12 fully vaccinated.

That figure is considerably higher in Co Roscommon, where 94.3% of eligible persons are fully vaccinated, and the figure is highest locally in Co Leitrim at 95.5%.

Meanwhile, Waterford continues to have the highest uptake rate nationwide, with 99.2% of people aged over 12 fully vaccinated in the county.

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The figures also show that 57.7% of people over the age of 12 have received a booster vaccine.

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