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# covid-19 vaccine

Last month
October 2023
Over €90m of out-of-date and no longer fit-for-purpose Covid-19 vaccines written off last year
The PAC was told there are 400 HSE buildings are lying unused across the country.
This year
Ireland's Covid-19 vaccination programme will pause over the summer
This means no state Covid-19 vaccination programme will be active over the summer.
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
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.
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’.
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
Booster vaccines to be available for all over-16s from Sunday
The group is the final adult age group being green lit for boosters.
'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
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
'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.
Moderna requests EU approval of its vaccine for adolescents
A clinical trial found the vaccine was safe and effective in teenagers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nearly 200,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Ireland
People aged 85 and older are next in line to receive the vaccine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Most firefighters still unvaccinated as vaccinators wait on more supply
Significant numbers of firefighters are still waiting to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
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.
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.
Pfizer says vaccine deliveries to be back on track next week after delay
The Pfizer plant in Belgium is working to increase capacity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.