Over the Easter weekend, there was much trumpeting by the HSE over how well it had done with its vaccination programme on Good Friday.
Tweet from HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid
This was echoed by the politicians:
Tweet from Health Minister Stephen Donnelly
However the figures for the rest of the Easter weekend (Saturday 8,446/Sunday 3,763) were actually lower than the previous weekend (Saturday 15,933/Sunday 4,039), and the figure for Monday 5 April, 4,796, was the lowest Monday figure for three weeks, since Monday 15 March (3,530). This figure was likely to have been affected by the public holiday coming up on St Patrick’s Day, so you have to go back as far as 8 February to get a lower Monday figure (2,686):
Monday 29 March
Total: 819,676 (+ 13,135 in last 24 hours)
Monday 22 March
Total: 690,449 (+ 10,434 in last 24 hours)
Monday 15 March
Total: 620,580 (+ 3,530 in last 24 hours)
Monday 8 March
Total: 536,617 (+ 10,849 in last 24 hours)
Monday 1 March
Total: 446,474 (+ 6,692 in last 24 hours)
Monday 22 February
Total: 359,616 (+ 5,645 in last 24 hours)
Monday 15 February
Total: 280,581 (+ 8,639 in last 24 hours)
Monday 8 February
Total: 243,353 (+ 2,686 in last 24 hours)
Today we’ve have had another congratulatory tweet from Paul Reid, saying that we’ve now had reached the million vaccination mark. If this is so, the HSE must have done more than 76,000 in the last two days. That will be a record, but it is going to have to achieve those sort of figures daily if we are really going to get to the much-mentioned target of three million jabs by the end of June. We will see how it goes.
Some figures here from the excellent Shane Hastings website.