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#covid-19 vaccine

# covid-19-vaccine - Monday 26 September, 2022

Explainer: What you need to know about the new adapted Covid vaccines heading into winter
# Immunology
# Immunology

Explainer: What you need to know about the new adapted Covid vaccines heading into winter

Sep 26th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,358 Views 22 Comments

Professor of Immunology Christine Loscher says the new jabs work ‘specifically against Omicron’.

# covid-19-vaccine - Saturday 19 February, 2022

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

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

Feb 19th 2022, 1:00 PM 15,571 Views 6 Comments

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

# covid-19-vaccine - Friday 31 December, 2021

Booster vaccines to be available for all over-16s from Sunday
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Updated Dec 31st 2021, 5:50 PM 44,300 Views 78 Comments

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

# covid-19-vaccine - Monday 13 December, 2021

'It's not down to hesitancy at all': Are people less enthusiastic about boosters?
# Energy Boost
# Energy Boost

'It's not down to hesitancy at all': Are people less enthusiastic about boosters?

Dec 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,143 Views 102 Comments
  • 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.

# covid-19-vaccine - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Health authorities accused of poor communication as more than half of pregnant women forgo vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Health authorities accused of poor communication as more than half of pregnant women forgo vaccine

Oct 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 19,202 Views 24 Comments
  • 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.

# covid-19-vaccine - Saturday 28 August, 2021

'People trusted the science': Chair of vaccine taskforce explains Ireland's high vaccine uptake rate
# Covid-19 Vaccine
# Covid-19 Vaccine

'People trusted the science': Chair of vaccine taskforce explains Ireland's high vaccine uptake rate

Aug 28th 2021, 4:15 PM 34,096 Views 116 Comments

The latest figures show that 91.7% have at least one vaccine dose, while 87.8% are fully vaccinated.

# covid-19-vaccine - Monday 7 June, 2021

Moderna requests EU approval of its vaccine for adolescents
# Jab
# Jab

Moderna requests EU approval of its vaccine for adolescents

Jun 7th 2021, 2:31 PM 12,716 Views 3 Comments

A clinical trial found the vaccine was safe and effective in teenagers.

# covid-19-vaccine - Friday 4 June, 2021

Health Minister confirms wait between AstraZeneca doses to be reduced from twelve weeks to eight
# Rollout
# Rollout

Health Minister confirms wait between AstraZeneca doses to be reduced from twelve weeks to eight

Jun 4th 2021, 4:40 PM 26,017 Views 23 Comments

It’s hoped that the change will allow more people to be vaccinated sooner, but the exact timing depends on supply of the vaccine.

# covid-19-vaccine - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Gap between AstraZeneca doses can be reduced from twelve weeks to eight, NIAC advises
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Gap between AstraZeneca doses can be reduced from twelve weeks to eight, NIAC advises

Jun 2nd 2021, 10:46 PM 44,600 Views 70 Comments

Changes to how the vaccine is used will be contingent on receiving supply.

# covid-19-vaccine - Monday 31 May, 2021

Vaccines for 40 to 44-year-olds set to begin in the middle of June
# Rollout
# Rollout

Vaccines for 40 to 44-year-olds set to begin in the middle of June

May 31st 2021, 9:06 AM 41,705 Views 31 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said that supply difficulties mean it is “very hard to be certain” about reaching targets.

# covid-19-vaccine - Thursday 27 May, 2021

People in the North aged 18 and over can register for a vaccine from today
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

People in the North aged 18 and over can register for a vaccine from today

Updated May 27th 2021, 11:30 AM 6,737 Views 15 Comments

70% of Northern Ireland population have received first Covid-19 jab.

# covid-19-vaccine - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

EU regulator says unusual blood clots should be listed as 'very rare side effect' of J&J vaccine
# One-shot Vaccine
# One-shot Vaccine

EU regulator says unusual blood clots should be listed as 'very rare side effect' of J&J vaccine

Apr 20th 2021, 3:24 PM 21,784 Views 28 Comments
  • 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.

# covid-19-vaccine - Saturday 20 March, 2021

AstraZeneca rollout resumes in Ireland after pause as EU threatens company with export ban
# Back Again
# Back Again

AstraZeneca rollout resumes in Ireland after pause as EU threatens company with export ban

Updated Mar 20th 2021, 7:16 PM 65,346 Views 134 Comments
  • 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.

# covid-19-vaccine - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Moderna launches Covid-19 vaccine trials to assess safety in children
# Health
# Health

Moderna launches Covid-19 vaccine trials to assess safety in children

Mar 16th 2021, 2:37 PM 8,646 Views 38 Comments

In Ireland, Moderna has made up a small proportion of the number of vaccines administered.

# covid-19-vaccine - Friday 5 March, 2021

All over-70s in a Kerry village have received their first Covid-19 vaccine
# Sneem
# Sneem

All over-70s in a Kerry village have received their first Covid-19 vaccine

Mar 5th 2021, 3:40 PM 31,181 Views 30 Comments

The Sneem Health Centre received enough doses to vaccinate all over 70s.

# covid-19-vaccine - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

FactFind: What are Covid-19 vaccines effective at preventing?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactFind: What are Covid-19 vaccines effective at preventing?

Feb 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,062 Views 0 Comments

A social media post has drawn incorrect conclusions to suggest that Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective.

# covid-19-vaccine - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Government to consider plan to raise position of people with underlying conditions on vaccine priority list
# Health
# Health

Government to consider plan to raise position of people with underlying conditions on vaccine priority list

Feb 20th 2021, 6:22 PM 34,157 Views 69 Comments

Moving people with underlying conditions to a higher position on the vaccine priority list would be “fair and reasonable”, the Taoiseach has said.

# covid-19-vaccine - Monday 1 February, 2021

Nearly 200,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Ireland
# Rolled Out
# Rolled Out

Nearly 200,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Ireland

Feb 1st 2021, 3:30 PM 16,956 Views 51 Comments

People aged 85 and older are next in line to receive the vaccine.

# covid-19-vaccine - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Believers in Covid-19 conspiracies in the UK less likely to accept vaccine, study shows
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Believers in Covid-19 conspiracies in the UK less likely to accept vaccine, study shows

Jan 31st 2021, 12:30 PM 15,139 Views 42 Comments

The research was carried out by the University of Bristol and King’s College London.

# covid-19-vaccine - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Nearly 14,000 healthcare workers fully vaccinated as doses administered tops 160,000
# Rolled Out
# Rolled Out

Nearly 14,000 healthcare workers fully vaccinated as doses administered tops 160,000

Jan 28th 2021, 2:46 PM 13,178 Views 33 Comments

Frontline healthcare workers have received 89,900 doses, including 76,100 first doses and 13,800 second doses.

# covid-19-vaccine - Monday 25 January, 2021

People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine
# Scam
# Scam

People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine

Jan 25th 2021, 11:39 AM 25,827 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí, the HSE and the Department of Health have emphasised that your GP would be the first point of contact about the Covid vaccine.

# covid-19-vaccine - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Healthcare workers still in need of first vaccine dose to remain waiting until February
# Frontline
# Frontline

Healthcare workers still in need of first vaccine dose to remain waiting until February

Jan 23rd 2021, 4:45 PM 29,422 Views 53 Comments

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
# Covid-19 Vaccine
# Covid-19 Vaccine

UK officials resist calls by doctors to cut the delay between vaccine doses

Jan 23rd 2021, 3:53 PM 19,269 Views 27 Comments

The British Medical Association said extending the gap between the first and second Pfizer vaccine doses is not justified by the science.

# covid-19-vaccine - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff
# Vaccine Strategy
# Vaccine Strategy

'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff

Jan 21st 2021, 6:15 AM 36,639 Views 49 Comments

RGDATA is asking for frontline retail staff to be vaccinated quicker.

# covid-19-vaccine - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Most firefighters still unvaccinated as vaccinators wait on more supply
# Fire Up
# Fire Up

Most firefighters still unvaccinated as vaccinators wait on more supply

Jan 19th 2021, 6:42 PM 12,649 Views 19 Comments

Significant numbers of firefighters are still waiting to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

# covid-19-vaccine - Monday 18 January, 2021

Two family members of staff at second Dublin hospital received Covid-19 vaccine
# Rotunda
# Rotunda

Two family members of staff at second Dublin hospital received Covid-19 vaccine

Jan 18th 2021, 9:34 PM 50,373 Views 101 Comments

It comes a similar controversy at the Coombe Hospital was reported last night.

# covid-19-vaccine - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Health Minister seeks early delivery of AstraZeneca vaccines
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Health Minister seeks early delivery of AstraZeneca vaccines

Jan 17th 2021, 5:57 PM 29,763 Views 84 Comments

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
# Shipment
# Shipment

Pfizer says vaccine deliveries to be back on track next week after delay

Jan 17th 2021, 12:18 PM 23,881 Views 26 Comments

The Pfizer plant in Belgium is working to increase capacity.

# covid-19-vaccine - Friday 8 January, 2021

FactCheck: No, Pfizer did not say unprotected sex should be avoided after the vaccine because of risk from 'genetic manipulation'
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, Pfizer did not say unprotected sex should be avoided after the vaccine because of risk from 'genetic manipulation'

Jan 8th 2021, 6:17 PM 81,491 Views 0 Comments

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.

# covid-19-vaccine - Monday 28 December, 2020

The majority of Irish people say they will get the Covid-19 vaccine - global survey
# Red C Research
# Red C Research

The majority of Irish people say they will get the Covid-19 vaccine - global survey

Dec 28th 2020, 6:00 AM 23,220 Views 90 Comments

71% said they would get the Covid-19 vaccine, which is higher than in Germany or France, and lower than in the UK.

# covid-19-vaccine - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Nearly 10,000 vaccines arrive in Ireland with four days to go to first vaccination
# Arrival
# Arrival

Nearly 10,000 vaccines arrive in Ireland with four days to go to first vaccination

Updated Dec 26th 2020, 1:14 PM 73,059 Views 131 Comments

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 has arrived in Ireland.

# covid-19-vaccine - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Pfizer vaccine could be approved for use in Ireland next week as EMA brings forward meeting
# Inoc-yule-ation
# Inoc-yule-ation

Pfizer vaccine could be approved for use in Ireland next week as EMA brings forward meeting

Updated Dec 15th 2020, 1:45 PM 15,076 Views 20 Comments

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
# Vaccination Plan
# Vaccination Plan

Opinion: We need careful messaging from Government - the 'vaccine hesitant' will not respond well to coercion

Dec 15th 2020, 9:01 AM 19,199 Views 105 Comments

DCU communications expert Dr Padraig Murphy says Government must get the vaccine messaging right.

Vaccine task force report to be discussed by Cabinet today
# Roll Out Plan
# Roll Out Plan

Vaccine task force report to be discussed by Cabinet today

Dec 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 10,508 Views 15 Comments

The report aims to set out the entire vaccination process – from procurement to storage to inoculation.

# covid-19-vaccine - Monday 14 December, 2020

Ireland on the cusp of deploying two Covid-19 vaccines – Dr Ronan Glynn
# Roll Out
# Roll Out

Ireland on the cusp of deploying two Covid-19 vaccines – Dr Ronan Glynn

Dec 14th 2020, 7:17 AM 39,713 Views 64 Comments

Dr Glynn said three quarters of Irish people are likely to accept a Covid-19 vaccine.

# covid-19-vaccine - Thursday 10 December, 2020

FactCheck: Have manufacturers provided 'incomplete testing data' meaning their vaccines won't be approved?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Have manufacturers provided 'incomplete testing data' meaning their vaccines won't be approved?

Dec 10th 2020, 9:00 PM 16,762 Views 0 Comments

False claims have spread on social media about Covid-19 testing and vaccination.

# covid-19-vaccine - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Irish bishops say Catholics can take a Covid-19 vaccine developed using foetal tissue
# The Common Good
# The Common Good

Irish bishops say Catholics can take a Covid-19 vaccine developed using foetal tissue

Dec 9th 2020, 9:15 PM 49,460 Views 75 Comments

Neither the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine nor the Moderna vaccine were developed using foetal tissue.

# covid-19-vaccine - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Fermanagh grandmother who was the first to receive Pfizer vaccine advises others to 'do what I did'
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Fermanagh grandmother who was the first to receive Pfizer vaccine advises others to 'do what I did'

Updated Dec 8th 2020, 7:50 PM 51,945 Views 53 Comments

Margaret Keenan said: “If I can have it at 90 then you can have it too… Go for it.”

# covid-19-vaccine - Monday 7 December, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine to be given to the elderly, carers and hospital staff in UK from tomorrow
# Pfizer BioNTech
# Pfizer BioNTech

Covid-19 vaccine to be given to the elderly, carers and hospital staff in UK from tomorrow

Dec 7th 2020, 8:05 PM 14,715 Views 15 Comments

Vaccinations will be administered at dozens of hospital hubs from Tuesday.

# covid-19-vaccine - Sunday 6 December, 2020

'No room for pseudoscience or scaremongering' in vaccine messaging, says Harris
# Mixed Messaging
# Mixed Messaging

'No room for pseudoscience or scaremongering' in vaccine messaging, says Harris

Dec 6th 2020, 1:45 PM 22,943 Views 141 Comments

Simon Harris has said that TDs should support advice from public health experts as a vaccination programme is rolled out at the start of next year.

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