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# covid-19 vaccine

This year
# damar hamlin
Debunked: Claims that an NFL player collapsed due to a Covid-19 vaccine are completely unfounded
Multiple social media posts have incorrectly claimed that Hamlin’s collapse was caused by a Covid-19 vaccine.
Last year
# covid-19 vaccine
EU backs new Omicron vaccines for first jabs, and not just for boosters
The vaccines are currently only authorised as boosters but could now be used for people’s first vaccinations.
# Immunology
Explainer: What you need to know about the new adapted Covid vaccines heading into winter
Professor of Immunology Christine Loscher says the new jabs work ‘specifically against Omicron’.
# Vaccines
No booster for high-risk teens major source of concern as mask mandate lifts, family says
Boosters have been approved for teenagers in some other countries, but not yet in Ireland.
All time
# Covid-19
Booster vaccines to be available for all over-16s from Sunday
The group is the final adult age group being green lit for boosters.
# Energy Boost
'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
# Covid-19
Health authorities accused of poor communication as more than half of pregnant women forgo vaccine
Figures show that 92% of pregnant women in intensive care with Covid-19 were not vaccinated.
92% of pregnant women in intensive care with Covid-19 are not vaccinated.
Vaccination rates have remained lower than expected, at between 25-40%.
Midwives say the HSE has given them very little instruction on how to handle vaccine-hesitant women, writes Céimin Burke.
Tickets for late events and nightclubs must be booked an hour in advance under proposed rules
20 pregnant and postpartum women admitted to ICU with Covid since June, obstetrician says
# covid-19 vaccine
'People trusted the science': Chair of vaccine taskforce explains Ireland's high vaccine uptake rate
The latest figures show that 91.7% have at least one vaccine dose, while 87.8% are fully vaccinated.
# jab
Moderna requests EU approval of its vaccine for adolescents
A clinical trial found the vaccine was safe and effective in teenagers.
# rollout
Health Minister confirms wait between AstraZeneca doses to be reduced from twelve weeks to eight
It’s hoped that the change will allow more people to be vaccinated sooner, but the exact timing depends on supply of the vaccine.
# Vaccines
Gap between AstraZeneca doses can be reduced from twelve weeks to eight, NIAC advises
Changes to how the vaccine is used will be contingent on receiving supply.
# rollout
Vaccines for 40 to 44-year-olds set to begin in the middle of June
Dr Colm Henry said that supply difficulties mean it is “very hard to be certain” about reaching targets.
# Northern Ireland
People in the North aged 18 and over can register for a vaccine from today
70% of Northern Ireland population have received first Covid-19 jab.
# one-shot vaccine
EU regulator says unusual blood clots should be listed as 'very rare side effect' of J&J vaccine
The European Medicines Agency said that the “overall benefits” of the vaccine in preventing Covid-19 outweigh the risks of side effects.
Unusual blood clots should be listed as "very rare side effects" - but the "overall benefits" of the vaccine in preventing Covid-19 outweigh the risks.
Eight rare blood clots with low levels of blood platelets were recorded among over 7 million doses of the J&J vaccine administered in the US.
The statement by the EMA is similar to its conclusion for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine - which NIAC decided to limit to those aged over 60.
EMA decision on Johnson & Johnson will influence whether Ireland spaces out Pfizer vaccine doses
# back again
AstraZeneca rollout resumes in Ireland after pause as EU threatens company with export ban
The European Medicines Agency reviewed the AstraZeneca vaccine and has concluded that it is safe and effective.
The European Medicines Agency reviewed the AstraZeneca vaccine and has concluded that it is safe and effective.
The EU is threatening AstraZeneca with an export ban.
There are 328 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals around Ireland as of this morning.
AstraZeneca: NPHET says use of Covid-19 vaccine can resume in Ireland
Taoiseach says government knows people are 'fed up' as speculation over easing of 5km rule downplayed
# Health
Moderna launches Covid-19 vaccine trials to assess safety in children
In Ireland, Moderna has made up a small proportion of the number of vaccines administered.
# sneem
All over-70s in a Kerry village have received their first Covid-19 vaccine
The Sneem Health Centre received enough doses to vaccinate all over 70s.
# factcheck
FactFind: What are Covid-19 vaccines effective at preventing?
A social media post has drawn incorrect conclusions to suggest that Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective.
# Health
Government to consider plan to raise position of people with underlying conditions on vaccine priority list
Moving people with underlying conditions to a higher position on the vaccine priority list would be “fair and reasonable”, the Taoiseach has said.
# rolled out
Nearly 200,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Ireland
People aged 85 and older are next in line to receive the vaccine.
# Misinformation
Believers in Covid-19 conspiracies in the UK less likely to accept vaccine, study shows
The research was carried out by the University of Bristol and King’s College London.
# rolled out
Nearly 14,000 healthcare workers fully vaccinated as doses administered tops 160,000
Frontline healthcare workers have received 89,900 doses, including 76,100 first doses and 13,800 second doses.
# Scam
People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine
Gardaí, the HSE and the Department of Health have emphasised that your GP would be the first point of contact about the Covid vaccine.
# Frontline
Healthcare workers still in need of first vaccine dose to remain waiting until February
Current supply is being used to provide second doses to those who have already received their first dose.
# covid-19 vaccine
UK officials resist calls by doctors to cut the delay between vaccine doses
The British Medical Association said extending the gap between the first and second Pfizer vaccine doses is not justified by the science.
# vaccine strategy
'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff
RGDATA is asking for frontline retail staff to be vaccinated quicker.
# Fire Up
Most firefighters still unvaccinated as vaccinators wait on more supply
Significant numbers of firefighters are still waiting to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
# Rotunda
Two family members of staff at second Dublin hospital received Covid-19 vaccine
It comes a similar controversy at the Coombe Hospital was reported last night.
# looking ahead
Health Minister seeks early delivery of AstraZeneca vaccines
An early delivery would be sent to GPs and pharmacies to be ready for use when the vaccine approved.
# shipment
Pfizer says vaccine deliveries to be back on track next week after delay
The Pfizer plant in Belgium is working to increase capacity.
# factcheck
FactCheck: No, Pfizer did not say unprotected sex should be avoided after the vaccine because of risk from 'genetic manipulation'
A false claim on social media suggests that a Pfizer document said vaccine recipients should not have unprotected sex for 28 days after receiving their second dose.
# Red C Research
The majority of Irish people say they will get the Covid-19 vaccine - global survey
71% said they would get the Covid-19 vaccine, which is higher than in Germany or France, and lower than in the UK.
# Arrival
Nearly 10,000 vaccines arrive in Ireland with four days to go to first vaccination
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 has arrived in Ireland.
# inoc-yule-ation
Pfizer vaccine could be approved for use in Ireland next week as EMA brings forward meeting
Germany’s Bild newspaper reports that the European Medicines Agency will now meet on 23 December.
Opinion: We need careful messaging from Government - the 'vaccine hesitant' will not respond well to coercion
DCU communications expert Dr Padraig Murphy says Government must get the vaccine messaging right.
# roll out plan
Vaccine task force report to be discussed by Cabinet today
The report aims to set out the entire vaccination process – from procurement to storage to inoculation.
# roll out
Ireland on the cusp of deploying two Covid-19 vaccines – Dr Ronan Glynn
Dr Glynn said three quarters of Irish people are likely to accept a Covid-19 vaccine.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Have manufacturers provided 'incomplete testing data' meaning their vaccines won't be approved?
False claims have spread on social media about Covid-19 testing and vaccination.
# the common good
Irish bishops say Catholics can take a Covid-19 vaccine developed using foetal tissue
Neither the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine nor the Moderna vaccine were developed using foetal tissue.
# Vaccination
Fermanagh grandmother who was the first to receive Pfizer vaccine advises others to 'do what I did'
Margaret Keenan said: “If I can have it at 90 then you can have it too… Go for it.”