Daily vaccination numbers have continued to increase after having sharply declined over the weekend. Wednesday saw 17,182 doses administered, an increase of 12,723 on Monday.

The increase puts the Government on track to hit its target of administering over 80,000 this week, a target which will require them to administer 11,429 doses a day. We averaged 11,546 doses administered a day between Monday and Wednesday, the last day we have data for. They had the same target last week but narrowly missed it, only administering 78,625 doses over the week. They had looked on track to hit the target but a disappointing performance on Sunday, with only 1,914 vaccines administered, saw the target slip by.

Between Thursday the 18th and Wednesday the 24th of February, 75,807 vaccinations were administered. 54,526 of those were first doses, with 21,281 being second doses.

The average number of doses administered per day, over the last seven days, is now 10,830. The average number of doses administered per day has nearly doubled since the it first became possible to put together 7-day vaccination averages on the 9th of February.

Monday the 15th saw GPs begin to administer vaccines to people aged 85 and older, who are part of “Cohort 3” in the Government’s vaccination schedule. The CSO estimates that there are 490,000 people to be vaccinated in Cohort 3, which also includes those 70 and older who are not in long-term residential care. 29,553 of these had received their first dose as of the 24th.

The total vaccination doses administered is now 391,358, with 254,951 of those being the 1st dose, and 136,407 of those being 2nd doses.

Daily reporting of vaccinating numbers only goes back to the 3rd of February, meaning that the 9th of February is the earliest day from which we can show total doses administered over a seven-day period. On the 9th of February, the daily average number of doses administered was 5,642, with 39,495 doses having been administered between the 3rd and the 9th.