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# Booster Vaccines

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New Omicron-specific vaccines to be rolled out as boosters from next month, Health Minister says
Anyone who is eligible for both a flu vaccine and a Covid booster vaccine can receive them at the same time from next month.
Pregnant women and people over 60 can now book a second Covid booster
The HSE said appointments will be available from Monday.
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GP: When a super-spreadable virus meets a super-spreader event like Christmas we need to pause
Our GP details how the booster programme is set to work via GP practices and advises readers to step up and get the shots.
'It's not down to hesitancy at all': Are people less enthusiastic about boosters?
More than one million booster vaccines have already been administered in Ireland.
There were conflicting messages last week with questions over the public's enthusiasm for boosters standing in contrast to long queues of people forming to get one.
The Taoiseach was among TDs and health officials who indicated that there may be less impetus among people to obtain a booster vaccine compared to the initial rollout.
But long queues in Dublin reflect a wider enthusiasm among the public to get a booster, with official surveys supporting this, Lauren Boland reports.
Govt says it was 'too complicated' to bring in targeted hospitality supports and instead extends EWSS
New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says
Taoiseach apologises to people turned away from vaccination centres
The HSE also apologised to anyone impacted by booster appointment issues.
'It's a little bit shambolic': Hundreds turned away after two Dublin walk-in centres reach capacity
People were turned away from two Dublin booster walk-in centres this morning after the HSE sent texts out to people last night.
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
Booster programme to be extended 'more widely' as under-60s with chronic conditions likely next
It is expected that the rollout of booster jabs to healthcare workers could be completed in a number of weeks.
Infection rate among healthcare staff moving in 'wrong direction' as INMO calls for booster doses
More than 1,800 healthcare workers are currently on Covid-related leave.