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10 Aug 2022

Donegal has lowest Covid-19 vaccination rates for 5-11 year-olds

Buncrana LEA has lowest rate in the country

Donegal has lowest Covid-19 vaccination rates for 5-11 year-olds

Donegal had the lowest percentage of five to eleven year-olds fully vaccinated for Covid-19 of any county in Ireland at the end of May, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office.

A breakdown of the Local Electoral Areas (there are six in Donegal) showed that the lowest figure was in Buncrana where just 4% of children in this age group had been fully vaccinated 

Nationally, the figure ranged from 4% to 53%.

The second lowest figure, 5%, was for the Carndonagh Electoral Area.

The corresponding rates for children in this age group being fully vaccinated for Covid-19 are: Lifford-Stranorlar (7%), Milford (9%), (Glenties, 10%), Donegal (10%), Letterkenny (15%).

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The highest figure of any LEA was Stillorgan, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown at 53%.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 additional dose one rates range from 35% to 74% in LEAs around the country.

The average monthly increase in COVID-19 additional dose 2 vaccines was 4.5% in May 2022.

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