By Niamh Ui Bhriain | 19 November 2021
A breakdown of patients in the Intensive Care Units showed that 58% of those requiring intensive care were fully or partly vaccinated, while 42% were unvaccinated.
The figures raise issues about the waning efficacy of the vaccine, as the number of vaccinated people becoming seriously ill with the coronavirus continues to rise.
Some 93% of over 18 year olds are now fully vaccinated in Ireland, one of the highest rates in the world. More than 90% of those over 12 are fully jabbed.
While the HPSC provides cumulative reports since April 2021, a contrast of the information in the weekly reports reveals developments by week.
As at 13th November, the HPSC says that 651 persons with a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infection, were notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) as having died due to COVID-19 – and that, from April to November 13th, a total of 243 deaths were amongst those who were unvaccinated, while 408 were vaccinated. […]