Galway Bay fm newsroom – Research carried out at NUI Galway has found that young women are less likely to accept a Covid-19 vaccine.
The study – undertaken in conjunction with the University of Huddersfield in the UK – canvassed the views of one thousand people in Ireland and the UK.
Findings from the research will be presented to the Behavioral Change sub-group that advises NPHET.
75 percent of those surveyed intended to get a Covid-19 vaccine, 11 percent said they would not, while 14 percent said they were unsure.
Women and younger people were significantly less likely to indicate they would avail of a vaccine.
In particular, women under 30 years of age were significantly less likely to say they would accept a vaccine – with 20 percent indicating high levels of uncertainty.
Dr Jane Walsh, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at NUI Galway, says an understanding of the benefits of the vaccine is a problem for this group…
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408 confirmed cases of Covid-19 nationally with one additional death – No Figures Released For Galway
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19.
There has been a total of 4,919 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Friday 7th May, the HPSC has been notified of 408 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
There has now been a total of 252,303* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 205 are men / 202 are women
- 77% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 31 years old
As of 8am today, 110 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. 9 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of May 6th, 1,746,912 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
- 1,267,167 people have received their first dose
- 479,745 people have received their second dose
IFA warn farmers to check security following recent spate of farm machinery thefts in the county
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Farmers have been advised to check the security of their farms following an increase in the number of thefts that have taken place around the county.
A number of high-tech farm burglaries targeting trailers, power tools and garden machinery has taken place in Galway that has left farmers thousands of euros out of pocket.
This warning was issued by Galway/Mayo IFA Regional Executive Roy O’Brien who has asked all farmers to review their security measures.
He said that farmers may be complacent at this time of year with the heavy workload on farms along with the countryside being quieter than normal due to covid restrictions.
Speaking to Galway Bay FM News, he also asked farmers to check their insurance policy cover as many may not have stolen goods/criminal liability on their policies.
City Council backs development of local greenways
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Galway City Council has backed the development of local greenways
Labour Councillor Niall McNelis submitted a motion for the Local authority to back the proposed Athenry to Claremorris greenway as well as the Galway to Athlone greenway which is currently in stage two of its public consultation process.
The motion further states that the council should back both projects as they will drive tourism and economic growth acoss the west and has been unanimously agreed
Councillor McNelis says it makes sense to back the projects as Galway city will be the ultimate destination for both greenways.
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