The daily average would see 90,482 doses administered if it were to continue across the weekend, but numbers have declined every weekend in February and that appears to still be the case as only 7,769 doses were administered on Saturday the 27th. Last weekend saw numbers nearly totally collapse on Sunday, with only 1,919 doses administered on Sunday the 21st.
The 5-day average, running Monday to Friday, was up 14% against the previous week, but hitting the weekend target would have required an increase of 480% over the numbers seen last weekend. Doses administered fell by 54% between Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th. To hit the target of 100,000 the Government will need to have administered 22,443 doses of vaccine on Sunday, nearly 11 times more than they administered on Sunday the 21st.
If the numbers fall below 100,000 it will be the second consecutive week the Government have failed to meet their targets. Between the 15th and the 21st the Government had promised to administer 80,000 doses of vaccine, but the poor weekend performance saw us only administer 78,695. There was some confusion on this point, as the COVID hub data uploaded by the Government seemed to show they had hit the 80,000 target, but the more accurate data from the HSE’s IIS shows it was actually missed.
Between Sunday the 21st and Saturday the 27th of February, 79,476 vaccinations were administered. 70,634 of those were first doses, with 8,842 being second doses.
The average number of doses administered per day, over the last seven days, is now 11,354. The average number of doses administered per day has slightly more than 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. 49,813 of these had received their first dose as of the 27th.
The total vaccination doses administered is now 434,983, with 293,638 of those being the 1st dose, and 141,345 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.