Ireland has used 95% of Covid vaccine supply, HSE chief says

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Ireland Has Used 95% Of Covid Vaccine Supply, Hse Chief Says Ireland Has Used 95% Of Covid Vaccine Supply, Hse Chief Says
Paul Reid expects 80,000 vaccinations to be completed this week
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Vivienne Clarke

HSE chief executive Paul Reid has said that 95 per cent of Ireland's supply of Covid-19 vaccines have been used, with a small number held back for second doses.

Speaking on RTÉ’s News at One, Mr Reid said that by the end of next week the 375,000 vaccines doses are scheduled to have arrived in the country: 195,000 Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines, 150,000 Oxford-AstraZeneca and 30,000 Moderna.

The full figures for the quarter will be 1.24 million doses: 700,000 Pfizer, 450,000 AstraZeneca and 110,000 Moderna.

The latest vaccination figures, up to February 15th, show a total of 280,000 jabs administered, including 182,000 first doses and 98,000 second doses.

This week Mr Reid expected 80,000 vaccinations to be completed, with 30,500 of these to GPs and the over-85s. “We’re well on track for the 80,000 figure.”

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Mr Reid said vaccinations were being carried out at the rate at which the supply was arriving.

Earlier this week, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) website, which is monitoring the distribution of coronavirus jabs across Europe, was missing data for Ireland.

Mr Reid said the failure to provide data to the ECDC was an error and there was no issue of being unable to track the vaccines.

Mr Reid said this weekend the vaccination clinic at Dublin City University would inoculate 1,000 patients from 80 general practices.

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