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Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days
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Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days

Mon 4:39 PM 51,893 Views 41 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said he expects to receive an updated recommendation from NIAC in the coming days.

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

Mon 2:53 PM 32,961 Views 26 Comments

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

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 31,154 Views 44 Comments

Cabinet were told that booster shots may be required.

EMA begins review of China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine
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EMA begins review of China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine

May 4th 2021, 11:58 AM 17,230 Views 28 Comments

A formal application for marketing authorisation has not yet been submitted.

Relatives of gardaí received excess vaccines from a Kildare clinic
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Relatives of gardaí received excess vaccines from a Kildare clinic

Apr 29th 2021, 4:45 PM 47,527 Views 0 Comments

Serving gardaí had been permitted to accept excess vaccines since March.

Leo Varadkar has been administering vaccines at a Dublin mass vaccination centre
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Leo Varadkar has been administering vaccines at a Dublin mass vaccination centre

Apr 28th 2021, 7:46 PM 63,693 Views 125 Comments

He said earlier this year that he was available to help the HSE.

'We want to have families left to go back to': Medics here say Ireland must help India tackle huge Covid-19 wave
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'We want to have families left to go back to': Medics here say Ireland must help India tackle huge Covid-19 wave

Apr 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,485 Views 45 Comments

Indian healthcare workers in Ireland are “sacrificing ever seeing some family again” in order to care for people here amid the pandemic.

People in 60-64 age bracket invited to register online for Covid-19 vaccine
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People in 60-64 age bracket invited to register online for Covid-19 vaccine

Apr 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 54,775 Views 26 Comments

As of Wednesday night, more than 147,000 people have registered for their vaccine.

National Ambulance Service to increase number of fleets for vaccination of housebound over 70s
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National Ambulance Service to increase number of fleets for vaccination of housebound over 70s

Apr 22nd 2021, 6:11 PM 9,313 Views 9 Comments

Everyone in this cohort will be contacted over the next week by the HSE.

Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs
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Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs

Apr 20th 2021, 9:07 PM 16,752 Views 47 Comments

More vaccinators will need to be recruited to as we head into the summer months, Cabinet was told today.

AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses
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AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses

Apr 20th 2021, 8:19 PM 35,602 Views 46 Comments

The next delivery of 165,000 doses on 30 April will also be delayed.

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month
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15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month

Apr 20th 2021, 6:45 AM 45,565 Views 35 Comments

The HSE is set to update the Oireachtas Health Committee on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout later today.

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts
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Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts

Apr 16th 2021, 7:48 PM 12,126 Views 16 Comments

In Ireland, women who are between 14-33 weeks pregnant can get the Pfizer vaccine if they consult with their clinician.

Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar
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Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar

Apr 15th 2021, 11:23 AM 31,354 Views 64 Comments

Varadkar said the issue of spacing out the Pfizer doses is under consideration, but no decision has been taken yet.

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works
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Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 10:03 AM 86,897 Views 60 Comments

Those aged 69 can register today and will be notified shortly about their appointments.

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar
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'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar

Apr 14th 2021, 8:48 PM 90,488 Views 92 Comments

Micheál Martin said that the vaccine programme is also “on track” in the wake of today’s Pfizer boost.

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement
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Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement

Updated Apr 14th 2021, 5:40 PM 76,676 Views 124 Comments
  • Pfizer is bringing forward the delivery of 50 million doses to the EU starting this month
  • The EU is negotiating with for 1.8 billion doses of a 'second-generation' of its vaccine to combat variants
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 26,735 Views 50 Comments

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

Johnson & Johnson postpones rollout of its vaccines to Europe as it reviews possible blood clot issue
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Johnson & Johnson postpones rollout of its vaccines to Europe as it reviews possible blood clot issue

Updated Apr 13th 2021, 2:31 PM 108,371 Views 77 Comments

Six cases of a rare blood clot have been reported out of 6.8 million doses of the vaccine administered in the US.

Vaccine certs 'weeks away' as Irish people may get 'choice' of paper or digital cert
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Vaccine certs 'weeks away' as Irish people may get 'choice' of paper or digital cert

Apr 13th 2021, 12:28 PM 28,314 Views 100 Comments

There is currently no internationally recognised Covid-19 vaccine certification process.

Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met
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Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met

Apr 13th 2021, 9:59 AM 33,808 Views 98 Comments

The HSE is now assessing the impact of NIAC’s advice that the AstraZeneca vaccine should only be given to those over 60.

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 23,363 Views 47 Comments

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

SNAs call for priority access to Covid-19 vaccines
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SNAs call for priority access to Covid-19 vaccines

Apr 5th 2021, 2:39 PM 24,682 Views 39 Comments

A union representative said many risk passing Covid-19 on to vulnerable students.

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs
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Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs

Mar 31st 2021, 11:50 PM 30,107 Views 88 Comments

TDs have been hearing from teachers and other frontline workers unhappy with the changes.

Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April
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Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April

Mar 31st 2021, 2:32 PM 33,740 Views 43 Comments

The biggest factor in mortality and severe illness from Covid-19 is age, said the Taoiseach.

Johnson & Johnson to deliver vaccine to Europe from 19 April
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Johnson & Johnson to deliver vaccine to Europe from 19 April

Mar 29th 2021, 8:20 PM 106,295 Views 29 Comments

Ireland is due to receive 600,000 doses of the one-shot vaccine between April and June.

HSE boss says breach of procedure by Beacon Hospital was a 'real body blow'
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HSE boss says breach of procedure by Beacon Hospital was a 'real body blow'

Mar 28th 2021, 4:24 PM 36,710 Views 76 Comments

Paul Reid said there is no rationale as to why teachers in a private school were given the vaccine.

Ireland administers record number of vaccines for second day in a row
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Ireland administers record number of vaccines for second day in a row

Mar 28th 2021, 12:21 PM 109,866 Views 97 Comments

A total of 27,427 doses were administered on Thursday.

Poll: Should Ireland accept surplus UK vaccines?
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Poll: Should Ireland accept surplus UK vaccines?

Mar 28th 2021, 11:08 AM 81,415 Views 128 Comments

Or should we stick to what we are already due to receive?

Arlene Foster receives her first Covid-19 vaccine
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Arlene Foster receives her first Covid-19 vaccine

Mar 27th 2021, 1:10 PM 29,015 Views 58 Comments

Northern Ireland’s programme has opened to the 50-and-over age cohort.

AstraZeneca says vaccine 76% effective in updated US trial data
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AstraZeneca says vaccine 76% effective in updated US trial data

Mar 25th 2021, 7:54 AM 25,628 Views 18 Comments

It remains 100% effective against severe Covid.

AstraZeneca may have used outdated information in trial – US health officials
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AstraZeneca may have used outdated information in trial – US health officials

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:20 AM 25,331 Views 24 Comments

AstraZeneca reported on Monday that its Covid-19 vaccine provided strong protection among adults of all ages in a long-anticipated US study,

Opinion: What's the use in the public doing NPHET's 'a little bit more' if Government can do no better?
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Opinion: What's the use in the public doing NPHET's 'a little bit more' if Government can do no better?

Mar 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 60,337 Views 67 Comments

Shubhangi Karmakar says the angry response to NPHET’s call last week was the last crack in the rift between public health and public opinion.

Irish regulator says government right to wait for EMA approval before using other vaccines
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Irish regulator says government right to wait for EMA approval before using other vaccines

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 13,792 Views 23 Comments

Dr Lorraine Nolan also said the public can be assured the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe.

AstraZeneca vaccine 100% effective against 'severe' Covid, data from US-led trial shows
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AstraZeneca vaccine 100% effective against 'severe' Covid, data from US-led trial shows

Mar 22nd 2021, 9:10 AM 15,328 Views 22 Comments

The US-led study found no increased risk of blood clots.

10% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine
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10% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine

Mar 21st 2021, 11:55 AM 73,021 Views 194 Comments

Over 478,000 people have been administered a first dose.

AstraZeneca is 'safe and effective' vaccine, says EMA, paving way for Ireland to begin using it again
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AstraZeneca is 'safe and effective' vaccine, says EMA, paving way for Ireland to begin using it again

Mar 18th 2021, 4:16 PM 60,155 Views 119 Comments
  • Head of the EMA Emer Cooke said that the vaccine is safe and the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks.
  • World Health Organization experts have also recommended countries continue to use the AstraZeneca jab.
Boris Johnson is to get his vaccine and 'it will certainly be Oxford/AstraZeneca'
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Boris Johnson is to get his vaccine and 'it will certainly be Oxford/AstraZeneca'

Mar 17th 2021, 2:33 PM 18,908 Views 31 Comments

56-year-old Johnson is in Cohort 8 of the UK’s roll-out order.

EMA 'firmly convinced' benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of the side effects'
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EMA 'firmly convinced' benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of the side effects'

Mar 16th 2021, 1:33 PM 17,203 Views 22 Comments

The EMA is continuing to carry out its investigation into the vaccine after reports of rare blood-clotting events.

EU Commission agrees delivery top-up with Pfizer/BioNTech - Ireland to receive additional 110,000 doses in second quarter
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EU Commission agrees delivery top-up with Pfizer/BioNTech - Ireland to receive additional 110,000 doses in second quarter

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 12:32 PM 31,755 Views 36 Comments

The agreement would see an additional 10 million doses being delivered to member states over the next three months.

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