HSE CEO Paul Reid this afternoon
Dr Steeven’s Hospital, Dublin.
At the weekly HSE briefing, Mr Reid said recent Amárach Reseach data shows that the percentage of the population who say they will definitely take a vaccine has increased from 45% in November to 70% today, with an additional 17% saying they will “probably” take a vaccine.
He said the latest social activity measure by the ESRI shows that support for the vaccine remains strong.
He said HPSC data just being finalised shows a “quite extraordinary take-up” throughout the age groups.
“Based on the CSO data that they are working off…for the 85 years plus, 96% have received dose one”, Mr Reid said. “80 to 84, 99% dose one. 70 to 79, 97% , and 74 to 75 is 92%.”
He said 73% of the 60 to 69 group have received dose one, and 26.5% of 50 to 59s, as these cohorts are still receiving vaccines.
Earlier: Stuck On You