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CMO endorses NIAC recommendation for vaccine boosters for over 60s
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CMO endorses NIAC recommendation for vaccine boosters for over 60s

Updated Tue 1:44 PM 30,231 Views 71 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said he will work with the HSE to implement the recommendations as soon as possible.

EU says it has exported one billion vaccine doses to the rest of the world
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EU says it has exported one billion vaccine doses to the rest of the world

Oct 18th 2021, 11:25 AM 9,171 Views 11 Comments

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the vaccines have been sent to over 150 nations.

De Gascun: Covid-19 cases 'will increase as restrictions ease', but vaccines are effective
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De Gascun: Covid-19 cases 'will increase as restrictions ease', but vaccines are effective

Oct 17th 2021, 9:32 AM 29,151 Views 73 Comments

Public health officials yesterday confirmed a further 2,180 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?
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Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?

Oct 16th 2021, 11:00 AM 46,879 Views 64 Comments

Flu vaccines usually reduce the risk of infection by 40-60%.

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds
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Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds

Oct 14th 2021, 6:46 PM 9,380 Views 3 Comments

The UN plans to increase rapid diagnostic testing in eight African countries.

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro confirms he won't get Covid-19 vaccine
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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro confirms he won't get Covid-19 vaccine

Oct 14th 2021, 7:44 AM 25,785 Views 19 Comments

The far-right leader has generated controversy over his handling of the pandemic.

Moderna or Pfizer booster works better for people vaccinated with J&J - US study
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Moderna or Pfizer booster works better for people vaccinated with J&J - US study

Oct 14th 2021, 7:43 AM 15,729 Views 9 Comments

The study was conducted on 458 adults who had been vaccinated with one of three US-approved brands.

‘Spying more sophisticated than ever’ after claim Russia stole Oxford vaccine
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‘Spying more sophisticated than ever’ after claim Russia stole Oxford vaccine

Oct 11th 2021, 2:30 PM 21,177 Views 24 Comments

There are allegations that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine’s design was used to create Russia’s Sputnik V jab.

Biden pushes vaccine mandates to boost US economy
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Biden pushes vaccine mandates to boost US economy

Oct 8th 2021, 7:35 AM 15,637 Views 44 Comments

Biden had ruled out mandates in the past but feels the action is now required as almost 70 million Americans remain unvaccinated.

Pfizer seeks US authorisation of Covid vaccine for ages 5-11
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Pfizer seeks US authorisation of Covid vaccine for ages 5-11

Oct 7th 2021, 7:15 PM 9,439 Views 29 Comments

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been granted full approval in the US for those age 16 and up.

Pfizer jab prevents severe Covid for at least 6 months, US study finds
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Pfizer jab prevents severe Covid for at least 6 months, US study finds

Oct 5th 2021, 6:50 AM 15,387 Views 24 Comments

The results are consistent with preliminary data from US and Israeli health authorities.

Covid vaccine to be mandatory for California school students
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Covid vaccine to be mandatory for California school students

Oct 1st 2021, 10:10 PM 13,284 Views 57 Comments

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been granted full FDA approval for 16-year-olds and up.

70% of Covid-19 patients admitted to ICU in the last six months were unvaccinated
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70% of Covid-19 patients admitted to ICU in the last six months were unvaccinated

Oct 1st 2021, 2:06 PM 24,904 Views 47 Comments

There have been 70 fully vaccinated people admitted to ICU with a breakthrough infection since April.

Booster Covid-19 doses for people with weak immune systems to roll out from this week
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Booster Covid-19 doses for people with weak immune systems to roll out from this week

Sep 30th 2021, 2:24 PM 13,369 Views 9 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said last week that the first appointments were expected to be issued by yesterday.

Digital Covid-19 certs extended to Irish citizens vaccinated outside the EU
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Digital Covid-19 certs extended to Irish citizens vaccinated outside the EU

Sep 29th 2021, 3:51 PM 20,633 Views 9 Comments

The online portal will first accept applications from Irish citizens who were vaccinated in Northern Ireland.

Ireland to donate 335,500 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Uganda
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Ireland to donate 335,500 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Uganda

Sep 28th 2021, 6:05 PM 11,146 Views 21 Comments

The consignment of vaccines will be completed later this week.

Pfizer submits data to FDA to authorise Covid vaccine for young children
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Pfizer submits data to FDA to authorise Covid vaccine for young children

Sep 28th 2021, 3:29 PM 7,295 Views 9 Comments

Pfizer and BioNTech are also trialling their vaccine children under the age of five.

Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation
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Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation

Sep 27th 2021, 9:42 PM 12,413 Views 9 Comments

Federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 or older.

Pop-up Covid vaccination clinics open as thousands of students start college
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Pop-up Covid vaccination clinics open as thousands of students start college

Sep 27th 2021, 11:08 AM 8,982 Views 1 Comment

The clinics will open at over 15 campuses today.

Taoiseach: 'No issue vaccinating young children, but we must ask if vaccines need to go to others'
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Taoiseach: 'No issue vaccinating young children, but we must ask if vaccines need to go to others'

Sep 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 21,545 Views 24 Comments

Martin said we have to ‘up the level of vaccination in less developed regions’.

Dutch boy wins right to get a Covid-19 vaccine despite his father's refusal
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Dutch boy wins right to get a Covid-19 vaccine despite his father's refusal

Sep 23rd 2021, 11:02 PM 30,734 Views 0 Comments

Children aged 12 to 17 in the Netherlands can choose to be vaccinated but need permission from both parents.

Explainer: What's happening with Covid vaccine trials for children under 12?
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Explainer: What's happening with Covid vaccine trials for children under 12?

Sep 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,928 Views 26 Comments

The US may begin its rollout to younger children before the end of the year.

Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic
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Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic

Sep 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,750 Views 30 Comments
  • €217 million has been spent on providing free PCR tests this year up to August, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The HSE has purchased two million “I got my Covid-19 vaccine” badges and spent €8,800 on photo backdrops.
  • It is "very pleased" with the number of people sharing photos online after they receive a vaccine.
EU to donate 200m more vaccine doses to low-income countries, von der Leyen says
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EU to donate 200m more vaccine doses to low-income countries, von der Leyen says

Updated Sep 15th 2021, 9:21 AM 10,993 Views 16 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen this morning delivered her annual State of the European Union address.

Biden blames continued Covid-19 spread on 'distinct minority of Americans'
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Biden blames continued Covid-19 spread on 'distinct minority of Americans'

Sep 9th 2021, 10:55 PM 33,348 Views 72 Comments

Measures include all US-based employers with more than 100 workers will have to ensure employees are vaccinated.

LA expected to make Covid vaccines compulsory for schoolchildren aged 12 and over
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LA expected to make Covid vaccines compulsory for schoolchildren aged 12 and over

Sep 9th 2021, 7:02 PM 15,047 Views 31 Comments

Under the proposal, all children attending in-person classes would need to have their first dose by 21 November.

NIAC recommends booster mRNA dose for care home residents and over 80s
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NIAC recommends booster mRNA dose for care home residents and over 80s

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 8:32 PM 17,554 Views 7 Comments

The booster can be given six months after the initial vaccine course was completed.

EU reaches deal with AstraZeneca to end legal battle over vaccine delivery
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EU reaches deal with AstraZeneca to end legal battle over vaccine delivery

Sep 3rd 2021, 2:02 PM 10,557 Views 8 Comments

AZ has made a “firm commitment” to deliver a total of 300 million vaccine doses by March next year.

Teachers not at increased risk of admission to hospital with Covid, study finds
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Teachers not at increased risk of admission to hospital with Covid, study finds

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:17 AM 16,120 Views 36 Comments

When schools are open, the risk among teachers and other working-age adults is similar, research has shown.

Covid-19 mRNA vaccines to be offered to women at all stages of pregnancy
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Covid-19 mRNA vaccines to be offered to women at all stages of pregnancy

Sep 1st 2021, 6:07 PM 12,407 Views 4 Comments

This comes after the NIAC made a number of recommendations to the Chief Medical Officer.

Risk of getting myocarditis is higher for Covid-19 than for vaccines - study
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Risk of getting myocarditis is higher for Covid-19 than for vaccines - study

Sep 1st 2021, 8:22 AM 22,822 Views 25 Comments

Covid-19 patients under the age of 16 saw a 37-fold increased risk of myocarditis, according to the study.

Israel records highest daily Covid-19 cases as schools prepare to reopen
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Israel records highest daily Covid-19 cases as schools prepare to reopen

Aug 31st 2021, 12:38 PM 24,183 Views 25 Comments

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has said 70% of adults in the EU are now fully vaccinated.

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines do not contain graphene oxide
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Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines do not contain graphene oxide

Aug 30th 2021, 6:15 AM 42,152 Views 0 Comments

Claims about vaccines containing the chemical have circulated in recent months.

Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy drops 36 percentage points in 10 months, survey finds
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Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy drops 36 percentage points in 10 months, survey finds

Aug 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 20,599 Views 40 Comments

91% of people either intend to get inoculated against Covid-19 or have already received a jab.

Ireland is set to roll out Covid-19 boosters in the next few weeks - here's what you need to know
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Ireland is set to roll out Covid-19 boosters in the next few weeks - here's what you need to know

Aug 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 137,253 Views 59 Comments

Countries are lining up to give booster vaccines – a move which may have wider implications for the length of the pandemic.

Beacon had a 'number of other options' for leftover doses given to teachers, review finds
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Beacon had a 'number of other options' for leftover doses given to teachers, review finds

Aug 27th 2021, 4:02 PM 12,796 Views 35 Comments

The review also found that the Beacon’s vaccination centre strayed from HSE advice on pre-preparing vaccine vials.

Covid Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine protection reduces after six months, study suggests
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Covid Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine protection reduces after six months, study suggests

Aug 25th 2021, 7:24 AM 58,090 Views 112 Comments

“Waning protection is to be expected and is not a reason to not get vaccinated,” a professor said.

Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home
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Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home

Aug 23rd 2021, 3:13 PM 20,578 Views 76 Comments

The TUI said this situation is causing “severe stress and anxiety” for affected teachers.

Vaccination centres to be retained for potential booster campaign
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Vaccination centres to be retained for potential booster campaign

Aug 20th 2021, 3:43 PM 17,126 Views 21 Comments

The ‘most likely scenario’ is that boosters will be given first to immunocompromised people and prioritised groups.

US health officials clear way for Covid booster to counter declining vaccine efficacy
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US health officials clear way for Covid booster to counter declining vaccine efficacy

Aug 18th 2021, 5:44 PM 24,114 Views 36 Comments

The booster shots will start on September 20 and will continue once people are eight months vaccinated.

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