New official data shows that more than four out of 10 people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the six weeks to mid-October were fully vaccinated against the disease.
The figures show the scale of the so-called sudden infection among populations with high vaccination rates.
Such as Irish Times Reports suggest that nearly 89 percent of people 12 years of age or older have been fully vaccinated.
Figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Center, which collects data on the coronavirus disease, show that of the 58,361 new cases between September 5 and October 16, about 25,433, or 43.6 percent, were fully vaccinated.
Among the cases, there were 25,571 unvaccinated people, which is 43.8 percent of the cases.
Vaccination status is unknown in about 6,736 cases, or 11.5 percent.
Of the 25,433 people fully vaccinated, 9,775, or 16.7 percent, were self-reported as having been stabbed and 15,658, or 26.8 percent, were screened through the Covax Vaccination Program system.
“As the vast majority (90 percent) of the adult population in Ireland is currently vaccinated, even with a highly effective vaccine, we would expect to see more cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths in this vaccinated group than in the much smaller group. that is immune,” HPSC said.
The state’s chief medical officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, said last week that the vaccines were working better than expected at preventing severe infections but not at preventing transmission.
« In fact, maybe they’re not doing as well as we’d hoped in terms of preventing transmission, so there’s an impact on transmission to and from people who have been vaccinated, but it’s not as much as you might want, » he said. At last week’s briefing on Covid-19.
Dr Holohan said that vaccinations alone « will not be sufficient » to reduce transmission and that simple hygiene measures such as hand washing are required to stop the spread of the virus.
On Friday, HPSC reported that of the 474 people reported to have died of Covid-19 between April 1 and October 23, 212, or 44.7 percent, were fully vaccinated.
About 267 people have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Of the 212 people who died fully vaccinated, 120 were male and 92 were female, with a median age of 81 years. Approximately 73 percent of people have an underlying medical condition.
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