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Ireland to receive extra Pfizer vaccines after EMA approves additional manufacturing
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Ireland to receive extra Pfizer vaccines after EMA approves additional manufacturing

Jun 2nd 2021, 8:24 AM 32,884 Views 40 Comments

The approval is expected to have “a significant and immediate impact” on the supply of Comirnaty.

EU medicines regulator approves Pfizer Covid vaccine for children aged 12-15
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EU medicines regulator approves Pfizer Covid vaccine for children aged 12-15

May 28th 2021, 8:11 PM 9,063 Views 6 Comments

The decision needs to be rubber-stamped by the European Commission and individual national regulators.

Pregnant women offered Pfizer or Moderna vaccines after committee recommendation
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Pregnant women offered Pfizer or Moderna vaccines after committee recommendation

May 28th 2021, 1:47 PM 11,701 Views 4 Comments

The HSE said information they had so far showed the Covid-19 vaccines did not have any negative effect on babies in the womb.

Pfizer's Covid vaccine '88% effective' against Indian variant
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Pfizer's Covid vaccine '88% effective' against Indian variant

May 23rd 2021, 7:27 AM 43,608 Views 55 Comments

Both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs have been found to be highly effective against the B1617.2 strain.

Pfizer vaccine can be kept in fridges for up to a month rather than just five days, EU medicines regulator says
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Pfizer vaccine can be kept in fridges for up to a month rather than just five days, EU medicines regulator says

May 17th 2021, 10:15 PM 15,830 Views 11 Comments

The European Medicines Agency said this could improve the flexibility in countries’ vaccine rollout.

US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents
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US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents

May 11th 2021, 7:07 AM 12,580 Views 25 Comments

Doses could be administered to 12- to 15-year-olds as soon as Thursday.

Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19
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Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19

May 10th 2021, 9:46 PM 69,798 Views 27 Comments

The woman is in a good condition but being monitored in hospital.

No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech
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No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech

May 10th 2021, 2:53 PM 33,650 Views 26 Comments

BioNTech has developed a “comprehensive strategy” to address any variants in the future should they arise.

Israel study shows two doses of Pfizer vaccine give 95.3% protection from the virus
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Israel study shows two doses of Pfizer vaccine give 95.3% protection from the virus

May 6th 2021, 6:00 AM 19,180 Views 11 Comments

Over 70% of the population has received two doses of the vaccine.

Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15
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Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15

May 5th 2021, 7:11 PM 13,373 Views 24 Comments

The US Food and Drug Administration is also expected to authorise Pfizer’s vaccine for young people by next week.

Ireland to get 4.9m doses of Pfizer/BioNTech in both 2022 and 2023
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Ireland to get 4.9m doses of Pfizer/BioNTech in both 2022 and 2023

May 4th 2021, 7:40 PM 31,234 Views 44 Comments

Cabinet were told that booster shots may be required.

Pfizer and BioNTech ask EU to clear Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds
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Pfizer and BioNTech ask EU to clear Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds

Apr 30th 2021, 12:55 PM 13,076 Views 24 Comments

The companies said their submission to the EMA was based on a study in more than 2,000 adolescents.

Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly
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Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly

Apr 14th 2021, 6:33 PM 22,831 Views 38 Comments

Spacing out of Pfizer doses was discussed at Cabinet today, but the matter is still under review.

NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses
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NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses

Apr 13th 2021, 10:53 PM 27,658 Views 50 Comments

The consideration is being made amid a serious disruption to Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

Israeli study says South African Covid-19 variant can evade Pfizer vaccine
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Israeli study says South African Covid-19 variant can evade Pfizer vaccine

Apr 12th 2021, 9:22 AM 35,063 Views 24 Comments

The study did not reveal any data to show if the variant would still cause serious illness among those who have been vaccinated.

Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca
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Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca

Apr 9th 2021, 7:09 AM 23,405 Views 47 Comments

The move follows the EMA saying it had found a ‘possible link’ between the AZ vaccine and rare blood clots.

EMA finds no specific age risk for AstraZeneca, 'updated recommendation' due next week
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EMA finds no specific age risk for AstraZeneca, 'updated recommendation' due next week

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 4:05 PM 17,774 Views 41 Comments

The company now plans to submit applications to regulators for approval in this age group.

Ireland to receive 46,500 additional Pfizer doses this month, Taoiseach confirms
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Ireland to receive 46,500 additional Pfizer doses this month, Taoiseach confirms

Updated Mar 10th 2021, 11:12 AM 39,551 Views 96 Comments

“When they get here, they will be administered quickly,” the Taoiseach said.

New Zealand to use only Pfizer virus vaccine
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New Zealand to use only Pfizer virus vaccine

Mar 8th 2021, 9:23 PM 49,370 Views 39 Comments

New Zealand has so far completed inoculations of only a few thousand people, mainly border workers.

Study in Britain finds vaccines more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s
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Study in Britain finds vaccines more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s

Mar 2nd 2021, 6:50 AM 11,768 Views 29 Comments

The results of the study, which analysed both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, was hailed as “extremely good news” yesterday.

Israeli study shows Pfizer vaccine is 85% effective after first dose
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Israeli study shows Pfizer vaccine is 85% effective after first dose

Feb 19th 2021, 8:02 AM 23,906 Views 30 Comments

The study also observed efficacy in asymptomatic patients.

Israeli study indicates Pfizer vaccine is 94% effective
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Israeli study indicates Pfizer vaccine is 94% effective

Feb 15th 2021, 9:32 AM 25,181 Views 34 Comments

Some 600,000 people took part in the study.

'Bear with us': HSE deals with rollout issues as Taoiseach pledges vaccination of over-70s will begin on time
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'Bear with us': HSE deals with rollout issues as Taoiseach pledges vaccination of over-70s will begin on time

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 3:19 PM 61,398 Views 73 Comments
  • NIAC has recommended that people aged 70 and over should receive mRNA vaccines
  • Paul Reid says HSE has "always been clear that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will have many twists and turns"
  • Varadkar warns rollout among over 70s "may be slower" than originally planned
BioNTech-Pfizer to send EU up to 75 million more vaccine doses
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BioNTech-Pfizer to send EU up to 75 million more vaccine doses

Feb 1st 2021, 9:13 AM 41,036 Views 39 Comments

There’s been growing anger over the EU’s inoculation campaign, which has been criticised as too slow.

Delayed until the end of 2021: What's happening with the Sanofi/GSK jab?
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Delayed until the end of 2021: What's happening with the Sanofi/GSK jab?

Jan 31st 2021, 8:00 AM 37,724 Views 25 Comments

The vaccine – of which Ireland is due to receive more three million doses – will not be available until the end of the year, at the earliest.

No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say
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No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say

Jan 24th 2021, 11:46 AM 31,130 Views 34 Comments

Health agencies say the vast majority of post-vaccination fatalities were among people who were elderly and already vulnerable.

WHO agrees deal to supply initial 40 million Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries
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WHO agrees deal to supply initial 40 million Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries

Jan 22nd 2021, 10:46 PM 18,120 Views 18 Comments

“We still have a lot of work to do, but the light at the end of the tunnel continues to grow brighter,” the WHO chief said today.

Ireland may have to adjust vaccine rollout plan after Pfizer temporarily reduces deliveries to Europe
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Ireland may have to adjust vaccine rollout plan after Pfizer temporarily reduces deliveries to Europe

Updated Jan 15th 2021, 1:35 PM 87,586 Views 58 Comments

“The temporary reduction will affect all European countries,” Norway’s Public Health Agency said in a statement.

EMA says shorter process can be used if vaccines have to be adapted for new strains
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EMA says shorter process can be used if vaccines have to be adapted for new strains

Jan 15th 2021, 12:25 PM 9,931 Views 7 Comments

Developers have said they could adapt the vaccine quickly if a new variant is resistant to it.

EU strikes deal to double supply of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to 600 million jabs
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EU strikes deal to double supply of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to 600 million jabs

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 10:39 AM 21,124 Views 51 Comments

The Taoiseach said earlier this week that up to 135,000 people will have received two vaccine doses by the end of February.

First vaccines to be administered in Ireland on 30 December
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First vaccines to be administered in Ireland on 30 December

Dec 22nd 2020, 1:55 PM 35,174 Views 73 Comments

The Minister for Health has said that tens of thousands of doses will arrive in Ireland each week from early January.

HSE expects to have hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses by end of February
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HSE expects to have hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses by end of February

Dec 18th 2020, 9:53 AM 15,715 Views 22 Comments

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, CEO Paul Reid said the level of distribution across the EU after approval will depend on capacity of the suppliers.

US set for mass vaccinations as Pfizer/BioNTech doses shipped out
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US set for mass vaccinations as Pfizer/BioNTech doses shipped out

Dec 13th 2020, 2:05 PM 14,899 Views 17 Comments

The doses will be in boxes containing dry ice that are capable of staying at -70 degrees Celsius.

Q&A: Answers to reader questions about the Covid-19 vaccine and Ireland's rollout plans
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Q&A: Answers to reader questions about the Covid-19 vaccine and Ireland's rollout plans

Dec 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 47,738 Views 29 Comments
  • We've been putting your questions to the experts and relevant government agencies as part of this new Q&A series.
  • In this first article we're addressing questions concerning people with serious medical conditions, indemnity and cold chain transport - amongst other subjects.
Debunked: No, Pfizer's head of research did not say the Covid vaccine is 'female sterilisation'
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Debunked: No, Pfizer's head of research did not say the Covid vaccine is 'female sterilisation'

Dec 10th 2020, 6:13 PM 48,097 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts making the claim have been shared thousands of times in recent days.

Irish regulator says appropriate advice will be given if Pfizer vaccine approved after UK allergy warning
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Irish regulator says appropriate advice will be given if Pfizer vaccine approved after UK allergy warning

Dec 10th 2020, 6:15 AM 28,119 Views 24 Comments

The adverse reactions which prompted the allergy warning in the UK are likely to be taken into the consideration by the EU regulatory body.

Canada’s health regulator approves Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine
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Canada’s health regulator approves Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine

Dec 9th 2020, 6:26 PM 10,426 Views 15 Comments

The vaccine has already been approved by the UK and officials expect US approval within days.

First Covid-19 vaccine in Northern Ireland to be administered today
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First Covid-19 vaccine in Northern Ireland to be administered today

Dec 8th 2020, 12:15 AM 5,875 Views 2 Comments

The Pfizer/BioNTech dose will be administered at 8am at a mass vaccination centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

FactFind: Have Covid-19 vaccines been tested among older age groups?
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FactFind: Have Covid-19 vaccines been tested among older age groups?

Dec 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 40,169 Views 0 Comments

Let’s take a look at how trials for the Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have involved older age groups.

FactCheck: Was the UK able to approve the Pfizer vaccine before the EU because of Brexit?
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FactCheck: Was the UK able to approve the Pfizer vaccine before the EU because of Brexit?

Dec 4th 2020, 6:10 AM 20,329 Views 0 Comments

The head of the UK regulator who approved the Pfizer vaccine said its progress was “totally dependent” on the “rolling review” approach it took.

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