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Vax-inating Eight counties in Ireland have fully vaccinated rates of below 90 per cent, new figures reveal

According to the figures, Waterford, Wexford and Carlow have the highest uptake rates

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Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine (Pfizer via AP)

Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine (Pfizer via AP)

Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine (Pfizer via AP)

Monaghan  and Donegal have the lowest take up of the Covid-19 vaccine, new figures show. 

And there are currently eight counties where at least 10 per cent of people are still not vaccinated against Covid.

The new figures that were released by the HSE to Newstalk were revealed as 3,726 new cases were recorded by health chiefs yesterday, the highest daily figure since early January.

The eight counties with fully vaccinated rates below 90 per cent are Monaghan, Donegal, Laois, Offaly, Longford, Dublin, Cavan and Kilkenny.

According to the figures, Waterford, Wexford and Carlow have the highest uptake rates.

Some 96.6 per cent of people over the age of 12 in Waterford are fully vaccinated, while 98 per cent have received at least one dose.

A total of 96.4 per cent of eligible people are fully vaccinated in Carlow, while in Wexford that figure is 95 per cent and in Wicklow it is 94 per cent.

However, Monaghan has the lowest uptake rate in the country, with just under two in five people yet to receive two doses.

In Donegal, just 81.3 per cent of people have received two doses, while in Laois that figure is 84.7 per cent.

In Dublin, where nearly one-third of the country’s population lives, some 88.2 per cent of people in the capital have received at least one dose and just 86.5 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The HSE is hosting pop-up clinics and targeted local campaigns in a bid to get more people to come forward.

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