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# booster programme

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Booster vaccines available to anyone aged over 16 as Health Minister promises more ICU beds
Over 16s will be able to receive the jab in vaccination centres, pharmacies or at their GP.
Those aged over 16 will be able to access the jab through vaccination centres, community pharmacies and GPs.
HSE Chief Clinical Officer Colm Henry said that at least 3,800 HSE staff were out on Covid-related leave across the country.
Meanwhile, Eamon Ryan has said that he expects schools, colleges and creches to reopen after the Christmas break.
Surgeries and outpatient appointments deferred at five hospitals over Covid-related staff absences
Minister to meet with unions next week as 'plan is for schools to reopen'
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People aged 30-39 can receive a booster shot from today
Those aged 16-29 who received a Janssen primary dose can also avail of a booster from today.
Israel offers Covid-19 vaccine fourth dose to people over 60 and healthcare workers
“The world will follow in our footsteps,” Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said.
HSE opens new online self-scheduler to book booster vaccine appointments
The scheduling system will offer more than 3,000 individual appointments for four initial clinics from tomorrow morning.
People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 19 December
It comes after Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said Digital Covid Certificates will be reissued in January to include booster vaccines.
Around 1.75 million people will have received a booster by Christmas, says Tánaiste
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
However, they have been told to continue to prioritise older and more vulnerable patients.
HSE tells centres to allow boosters after 3-month gap as Cabinet discusses Covid developments
Stephen Donnelly said the Government will assess more measures and scheduling options so more people can get the booster jab.
The new guidance will be in place when the HSE updates its IT system
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said the schedule for booster jabs is being revised
Taoiseach Micheál Martin called for more GPs and pharmacists to get involved with the booster rollout
Booster dose gap to be reduced to three months, Health Minister announces
Taoiseach ‘concerned but hopeful’ about Covid-19 situation
Micheál Martin said this afternoon that he hoped the HSE could deliver 1.5 million booster jabs before the end of the year.
Taoiseach apologises to people turned away from vaccination centres
The HSE also apologised to anyone impacted by booster appointment issues.
What we know about the Covid-19 booster vaccine roll-out so far
Over a million booster vaccines have been administered so far in the rollout
Walk-in booster vaccine clinics now open for 60-69 age group and healthcare workers
People can attend the dedicated walk-in clinics without an appointment.
Questions over actual number of booster 'no-shows' as people report problems with booking system
People who already received the booster have reported difficulties cancelling HSE appointments.
HSE boss Paul Reid said that up to 50% of appointments for booster jabs were 'no-shows'.
People who have already received the extra jab say they were unable to cancel unneeded appointments.
Opposition politicians say clarity is needed on what exactly is causing the issue, writes Céimin Burke.