TAOISEACH Micheál Martin claimed today that Ireland has edged ahead of Britain in terms of vaccine rollout.
The Taoiseach tweeted to say that Ireland had moved ahead of “nearest neighbours” Britain in terms of percentage of fully vaccinated adults.
The vaccine rollout is continuing at great pace.
Today we edged ahead of our nearest neighbours - a brilliant effort by everyone involved.
➡️Ireland: 72.4% of adults fully vaccinated
➡️UK: 72.1% of adults fully vaccinated
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) July 31, 2021
Martin praised everyone involved as he said 72.4 per cent of adults in Ireland had received both jabs, compared to 72.1 per cent in Britain.
The claims follows the success of Ireland's 40 new walk-in vaccination centres that opened today, with large queues pictured outside the sites.
However today also saw Ireland pass the 300,000 mark for reported Coronavirus cases.
Latest Government figures show a total of 300,976 Coronavirus cases and 5,035 deaths, with 1,427 cases recorded in the last 24 hours alone.
There are currently 164 people in hospital with Coronavirus, 26 of whom are in intensive care