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Ireland to receive more monkeypox vaccines
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Ireland to receive more monkeypox vaccines

Mon 10:55 PM 10,074 Views 13 Comments

There have been 39 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Ireland.

EU reviewing smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox
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EU reviewing smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox

Jun 28th 2022, 4:41 PM 4,870 Views 7 Comments

Monkeypox is related to smallpox, but has far less severe symptoms.

Austria to scrap controversial mandatory Covid vaccination
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Austria to scrap controversial mandatory Covid vaccination

Jun 23rd 2022, 3:24 PM 7,345 Views 2 Comments

Current official figures show that 62% of the Austrian population currently have a valid vaccination certificate.

Chickenpox jab could be added to childhood immunisation schedule
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Chickenpox jab could be added to childhood immunisation schedule

Jun 23rd 2022, 10:00 AM 14,145 Views 19 Comments

HIQA is to publish an assessment of such a move on the request of the Department of Health.

NIAC considering extending second Covid booster to under-65s
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NIAC considering extending second Covid booster to under-65s

Jun 21st 2022, 1:41 PM 15,088 Views 11 Comments

The second booster shot is currently being offered to people over 65 and people who are immunosuppressed.

US approves two Covid vaccines for children as young as six months
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US approves two Covid vaccines for children as young as six months

Jun 17th 2022, 2:33 PM 9,093 Views 12 Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) must now also recommend the vaccines before they are put into use in the US.

WHO to create new name for monkeypox to avoid discrimination
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WHO to create new name for monkeypox to avoid discrimination

Jun 15th 2022, 11:50 AM 19,698 Views 48 Comments

As of 8 June there were a total of 9 confirmed cases here.

HSE to take delivery of vaccines to combat monkeypox and may roll out vaccination programme
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HSE to take delivery of vaccines to combat monkeypox and may roll out vaccination programme

May 27th 2022, 10:31 AM 18,773 Views 21 Comments

Reid said Ireland had secured an order of vaccines for monkeypox and these would be delivered “shortly”.

Opinion: Shareholders could exert greater influence over global access to Covid-19 vaccines
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Opinion: Shareholders could exert greater influence over global access to Covid-19 vaccines

Apr 24th 2022, 7:30 AM 6,957 Views 0 Comments

Prof Aisling McMahon and Dr Edana Richardson argue that shareholders in pharma have the power to demand better from companies.

Appointments for second Covid-19 booster vaccines to begin from today
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Appointments for second Covid-19 booster vaccines to begin from today

Apr 22nd 2022, 8:23 AM 40,330 Views 45 Comments

It follows guidance from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC).

Germany may have to destroy millions of out-of-date Covid shots
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Germany may have to destroy millions of out-of-date Covid shots

Apr 11th 2022, 8:28 PM 13,500 Views 12 Comments

The UN-backed programme to distribute vaccine to poorer countries, COVAX, isn’t currently accepting donations, said spokesman.

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Austria suspends law making Covid vaccines mandatory for all adults

Mar 9th 2022, 9:18 AM 13,631 Views 13 Comments

The law took effect in February and called for fines up to €3,600 from mid-March for those who do not comply.

European Medicines Agency recommends Pfizer booster for children over 12
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European Medicines Agency recommends Pfizer booster for children over 12

Feb 24th 2022, 5:19 PM 6,389 Views 3 Comments

It also announced that it has recommended the approval of the Spikevax vaccine for children aged between six and 11.

No booster for high-risk teens major source of concern as mask mandate lifts, family says
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No booster for high-risk teens major source of concern as mask mandate lifts, family says

Feb 19th 2022, 1:00 PM 15,546 Views 6 Comments

Boosters have been approved for teenagers in some other countries, but not yet in Ireland.

FactCheck: A claim that Covid -19 vaccines don’t stop transmission of the virus is misleading
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FactCheck: A claim that Covid -19 vaccines don’t stop transmission of the virus is misleading

Feb 18th 2022, 5:43 PM 7,454 Views 0 Comments

A now suspended account on Twitter made the claim, but does it have any truth to it?

New Zealand virus cases spike as anti-vaccine protesters claim win
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New Zealand virus cases spike as anti-vaccine protesters claim win

Feb 16th 2022, 9:00 AM 31,879 Views 12 Comments

Health authorities reported 1,160 new coronavirus cases, the most since the pandemic began.

HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions
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HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions

Feb 10th 2022, 5:41 PM 52,629 Views 3 Comments

Although close contacts in this situation are no longer required to restrict their movements, they are advised to follow a number of other measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.

State of emergency declared in Ottawa due to anti-vaccine mandate convoy
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State of emergency declared in Ottawa due to anti-vaccine mandate convoy

Feb 7th 2022, 8:15 AM 27,947 Views 54 Comments

Thousands of protesters descended in Ottawa again at the weekend.

Austrian president signs law making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all adults
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Austrian president signs law making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all adults

Feb 4th 2022, 4:36 PM 21,509 Views 54 Comments

Those holding out can face fines of up to €3,600 after mid-March.

Study claims reluctance to get Covid-19 vaccine may be linked to childhood trauma
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Study claims reluctance to get Covid-19 vaccine may be linked to childhood trauma

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:36 AM 18,613 Views 31 Comments

The UK study found people who suffer in childhood are also least likely to trust NHS information.

Debunked: No, the CDC is not selling $4.6 billion worth of vaccines each year
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Debunked: No, the CDC is not selling $4.6 billion worth of vaccines each year

Jan 28th 2022, 4:21 PM 788 Views 0 Comments

The CDC is the national public health agency in the United States.

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11
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Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11

Jan 27th 2022, 5:28 PM 26,520 Views 52 Comments

The decision could be reassessed if the health situation changes, the authorities said.

Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19
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Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19

Jan 14th 2022, 12:05 AM 79,197 Views 105 Comments
  • Almost 300 staff were considered 'at risk' to patients because of their vaccine status last November, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Nurses, healthcare assistants, therapists and a non-consultant hospital doctor among those unvaccinated.
  • Mandatory vaccination is not currently Government policy and the HSE redeploys staff it deems to be at risk to patients.
Covid placentitis: Four more stillbirths and two babies' deaths reported in Ireland
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Covid placentitis: Four more stillbirths and two babies' deaths reported in Ireland

Jan 13th 2022, 2:16 PM 44,485 Views 24 Comments

The deaths occurred from October to December 2021.

Italy to introduce mandatory Covid vaccination for over 50s
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Italy to introduce mandatory Covid vaccination for over 50s

Jan 5th 2022, 10:40 PM 29,279 Views 77 Comments

Out of Italy’s 59 million people, 28 million are over the age of 50.

Booster vaccines to be available for all over-16s from Sunday
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Booster vaccines to be available for all over-16s from Sunday

Updated Dec 31st 2021, 5:50 PM 44,281 Views 78 Comments

The group is the final adult age group being green lit for boosters.

Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says
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Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 12:50 PM 111,992 Views 138 Comments
  • Paul Reid said it appears cases of Omicron may have peaked in some other countries but not yet in Ireland
  • He said the HSE is continuing to ramp up capacity for PCR testing as demand increases
  • Children aged five to 11 who are at high risk from Covid-19, or live with someone high risk, can now be registered for a vaccine
'Sinister': Anti-lockdown groups sharing database of school principals’ contact details
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'Sinister': Anti-lockdown groups sharing database of school principals’ contact details

Dec 23rd 2021, 2:39 PM 55,736 Views 0 Comments

Groups opposed to Covid measures are urging people to contact principals with questions about mask mandates and vaccines.

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach
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'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 5:20 PM 66,882 Views 147 Comments
  • All restaurants, bars, cinemas and theatres must close at 8pm until 30 January
  • There is speculation that further restrictions could be introduced in the coming weeks
  • The Taoiseach has said that data on Omicron will be the "key consideration" around restrictions
Booster interval for people who have had Covid to be cut from six months to three months
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Booster interval for people who have had Covid to be cut from six months to three months

Dec 21st 2021, 4:44 PM 53,738 Views 71 Comments

The Covid-19 booster vaccine rollout is being accelerated due to the Omicron variant.

Opinion: To solve Covid-19 vaccine inequity Ireland should support the TRIPS waiver
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Opinion: To solve Covid-19 vaccine inequity Ireland should support the TRIPS waiver

Dec 19th 2021, 7:30 AM 17,892 Views 8 Comments

Two legal experts say there is no legal or moral reason why the waver on vaccine patents cannot be encouraged.

Q&A: Who is eligible for a Covid-19 booster and when will I get mine?
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Q&A: Who is eligible for a Covid-19 booster and when will I get mine?

Dec 17th 2021, 12:59 PM 40,297 Views 18 Comments

Here’s what you need to know about the Covid-19 booster rollout programme.

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule
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People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule

Dec 16th 2021, 4:00 PM 64,135 Views 76 Comments
  • People aged 40-49 will be offered boosters from 27 December - three weeks ahead of the initial plan
  • Vaccinations for children aged 5-11 will commence in paediatric hospitals next week
  • 50,000 Covid-19 boosters were administered yesterday - a daily record, Órla Ryan reports
Around 1.75 million people will have received a booster by Christmas, says Tánaiste
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Around 1.75 million people will have received a booster by Christmas, says Tánaiste

Dec 15th 2021, 10:04 PM 18,579 Views 41 Comments

It is understood that Leo Varadkar made the comment at tonight’s Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting.

HSE says GPs can offer booster shots to over 16s
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HSE says GPs can offer booster shots to over 16s

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 9:32 PM 36,143 Views 36 Comments

However, they have been told to continue to prioritise older and more vulnerable patients.

Ireland to donate up to three million vaccines to Covax initiative
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Ireland to donate up to three million vaccines to Covax initiative

Dec 14th 2021, 10:25 PM 14,503 Views 13 Comments

The Minister for Health made the announcement today.

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding
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EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding

Dec 9th 2021, 9:25 PM 20,603 Views 18 Comments

The European Medicines Agency also said that early data suggested the new variant is more infectious than Delta.

NIAC recommends all children aged 5 to 11 should be offered Covid vaccine
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NIAC recommends all children aged 5 to 11 should be offered Covid vaccine

Updated Dec 8th 2021, 1:20 PM 46,236 Views 226 Comments
  • The dose recommended is lower than for children aged 12 and older.
  • NIAC recommended children with underlying conditions should receive a vaccine in parallel with cohorts currently being boosted.
  • All children 5-11 to be offered vaccine in parallel with boosters for under-40s.
Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered
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Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered

Dec 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 29,071 Views 27 Comments
  • Readers sent in dozens of questions about booster vaccines and the rollout in Ireland.
  • Here, we've done our best to answer your queries and concerns.
  • The Covid-19 booster vaccine rollout is ongoing in Ireland at the moment.
The Explainer: Does global vaccine inequality put us at risk of new Covid variants?
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The Explainer: Does global vaccine inequality put us at risk of new Covid variants?

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:16 PM 3,358 Views 2 Comments

Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Kim Roberts, and Dimitri Eynikel from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ‘Access’ campaign join us on the podcast this week.

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