75% of children aged 5-11 yet to be registered for Covid vaccine

Less than 20% of young children have received a first dose of the vaccine, which has been available since early January

Figures released by the HSE show the take-up of vaccines among children has been relatively slow. Picture: Getty

Three-quarters of children aged between five and eleven have yet to be registered for a Covid-19 vaccine, new figures show, while less than a fifth have received a first dose.

Responding to queries from the Business Post, the HSE said 94,000 children in the category had received a first shot of the jab, out of a population of around 482,000.

The primary vaccination campaign for younger children began at the start of January, but the ...