Almost 90% vaccinated in Cavan
In Cavan over 42,500 vaccinations have been administered at the Cavan Vaccination Centre at the Kilmore hotel to date
Vaccine uptake in Cavan is running at a rate of just short of 90% according to figures released by the HSE.
A county-by-county breakdown of vaccination uptake shows in contrast that Monaghan has amongst the lowest- at 81.9%- or 1,547.6 per 100,000 population.
The third Ulster county, Donegal meanwhile, is also see lower than expected uptake- at 83.5% (1,159)- both counties which have experience a high incidence rate of Covid spread in recent weeks.
Cavan, at 88.6% (1,047.6) ranks alongside Kilkenny, Louth, Offaly, Longford and Dublin where the uptake falls just short of 90pc.
Nearly 99pc of adults over 18 in Waterford have obtained at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, the highest in the country, while Carlow, Tipperary, Wexford, Sligo and Wicklow also have rates of 95% or higher.
Leitrim has a rate of 92.9% (493.1).
The national average is 91.86%.
The HSE operated a walk-in testing centre at the Virginia Show Centre last weekend.
Prior to that, the 14-day incidence rate in the Bailieborough-Cootehill LEA was three times the national rate, and it was joined by Ballyjamesduff as amongst the top 15 LEAs out of 166 nationally for heightened infection spread.
In Cavan over 42,500 vaccinations have been administered at the Cavan Vaccination Centre at the Kilmore hotel to date, while over 35,500 vaccinations have been administered in Monaghan, between its previous location at the Hillgrove hotel in Monaghan town and its current location at the Glencarn hotel, Castleblayney.
Nationally the vaccination programme has been one of the most successful in Europe with high take up figures, with anyone aged 12 and over can now eligible to register online for a jab. Children aged 12-15 can either get a Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.