Covid-19: Nearly a third of 5-11 year olds in South Connemara vaccinated

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South Connemara has the highest percentage of vaccinated children between 5 and 11 years in County Galway, according to the latest CSO figures.

Updated data show that just under 30% of 5 to 11-year-olds received a vaccine in the Conamara South electoral division, well above the national average of 21%.

The area also has the highest percentage of people with the first booster vaccination across all ages (62.5%).

All ten electoral areas in Galway have additional dose uptakes of over 50%, with the lowest (50.8%) in Galway City East.

Galway City East and Galway City Central have the lowest percentage of vaccinated children between 5 and 11, at 13% and 10% respectively.

Nationally, the fully vaccinated rate for 5- to 11-year-olds ranges from 4% to 53% across all Local Electoral Areas.

Additional dose 1 rates range from 36% to 74% in electoral areas around the country and those with the highest first booster rates are Rathfarnham-Templeogue, Blackrock, and Dundrum.

The CSO says that the data was taken using the new 2022 Census preliminary results and that the vaccination rates should be interpreted as estimates.