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Glynn: Fewer Than 5% Of Covid 19 Deaths Since April Were In Fully Vaccinated People.

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He says an individual's risk of severe illness or death from Covid is much lower than if they haven't been vaccinated.

Fewer than 5 per cent of Covid-19 deaths since April have been in fully vaccinated people.

The deputy chief medical officer's releasing the new figures, after concerns about the number of cases in this cohort.

Adrian Kennedy reports:

"In the two weeks to Sunday, almost 20,000 cases of Covid-19 were reported here.

17 per cent were in fully vaccinated people.

But Dr Ronan Glynn, the deputy chief medical officer, says this doesn't mean vaccines don't work.

He says uptake of Covid jabs here has been remarkably high - and as a result, the number of cases in vaccinated people will increase.

He says if all the population got the jab, 100 per cent of cases would be among vaccinated people.

Dr Glynn says an individual's risk of severe illness or death from Covid is much lower than if they haven't been vaccinated.

He says 169 adults have been admitted to ICU with the virus since the beginning of April, but only 6 had been fully vaccinated.

And of the 155 adults who've died with Covid since then, only 7 got two jabs. "

Immunology Professor Luke O'Neill says vaccination is key to keeping the population protected against the virus

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