Galway has among the highest MMR vaccine uptake in Ireland

Galway Daily news Over 44,000 vaccinations carried out at Galway Racecourse in 2022

Galway has among the highest level of uptake of the MMR vaccine in Ireland according to new data from the HSE.

The Galway, Mayo, Roscommon healthcare region has a 95% of infants receiving the vaccine for mumps, measles and rubella the highest uptake level reported of any CHO.

The Irish Times writes that this date, which will be delivered to Community Health Organisations this week, was compiled by the HSE between January and March of this year.

The wealthiest areas of the country actually had the lowest vaccination rates, with just 87 of infants in southeast Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, south county Dublin, and east Wicklow getting the MMR vaccine.

The HSE is urging parents to make sure their children are vaccinated to prevent any outbreaks of preventable diseases like measles which can pose a risk to children.