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# covid vaccine

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October 2023
Nobel Prize for medicine awarded to scientists behind Covid-19 mRNA vaccines
Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman’s discoveries enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines.
Poll: Will you get a Covid-19 booster vaccine this autumn/winter?
The HSE launched its autumn winter vaccination programme today.
Last year
China launches Covid vaccine inhaled through the mouth
The vaccine is being offered free of charge as a booster dose for previously vaccinated individuals in Shanghai.
China approves world's first inhalable Covid-19 vaccine
Scientists in several countries including Cuba, Canada and the United States are also trialling inhalable Covid-19 vaccines.
Breakthrough on Covid vaccine intellectual rights reached by EU, US, India and South Africa
The EU has climbed down on its position in order to help get the whole world equal access to vaccines.
FactCheck: A claim that Covid -19 vaccines don’t stop transmission of the virus is misleading
A now suspended account on Twitter made the claim, but does it have any truth to it?
Sweden recommends fourth Covid-19 jab for over-80s
The country’s health agency said the jab should be taken four months after the previous dose, at the earliest.
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Italian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine with fake arm
Vaccinators were (unsurprisingly) not fooled by the silicone arm.
Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots
Additionally, the UK has approved a Covid drug treatment that makers say works against Omicron.
Greece to make Covid jabs compulsory for over 60s from mid-January
Those who don’t comply will face a monthly fine of €100.
Pharma giant Novavax files for EU approval for Covid vaccine, decision expected 'within weeks'
If approved, it would be the fifth Covid jab authorised for use within the EU.
Youth Council urges employers not to create barriers for workers who want to get vaccinated
Workers have reported facing some obstacles in attending appointments during their work shift.
Retail workers being docked pay or have to 'pay back' time to attend Covid-19 vaccine appointments
“I asked him to confirm he wants me to postpone getting my vaccine whilst we are in the middle of a pandemic. His response was yes.”
One 28-year-old retail worker told The Journal: "We are told our wages are docked for the time we are gone for the vaccine until the time we are back."
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that it's 'in everyone's interest' for retail staff to get vaccinated, and urged employers to be more flexible.
Vaccines being offered to younger cohorts during the busy summer season may result in 'less-than-accommodating' work environments.
Taoiseach says one million people could be fully vaccinated by the end of today
The vaccine portal will soon open for those in their 30s.
Moderna trial shows Covid vaccine 'highly effective' in adolescents
The Moderna study enrolled 3,732 teens aged 12 to 17, and found there were no cases of symptomatic Covid-19 in those who had the vaccine.
Fully vaccinated people are to be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
The Minister for Health made the announcement this evening.
VHI CEO steps aside pending investigation into him receiving Covid-19 vaccine at Beacon Hospital
A statement from VHI said that its CEO John O’Dwyer had received treatment for cancer at the Beacon Hospital.
Amid a deepening row, the [heavily redacted] EU-AstraZeneca contract has been published
The contract contains over a dozen uses of the phrase “best reasonable efforts”, and has redacted any mention of costs.
There are numerous references to AstraZeneca making its 'Best Reasonable Efforts' to deliver the vaccine amounts promised.
There is no reference to the UK factories being used only for the British market; but this could be in the UK contract with AstraZeneca.
The head of Ireland's vaccine taskforce said it's possible that the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine could be administered by GPs if the AstraZeneca delivery is delayed.
Ireland to receive 300,000 fewer vaccine doses to April due to supply issues
Explainer: What's happening in the row between the EU and AstraZeneca?
European Medicines Agency head hopes for decision on Astrazeneca vaccine approval 'by end of this week'
Despite the supply issues, a European approval for the Astrazeneca vaccine this Friday will pave the way for its rollout in Ireland.
Norway adjusts advice for Covid-19 vaccine after 23 deaths in elderly, frail people
Common vaccine side effects, such as a fever, nausea and diarrhoea, may have contributed to the deaths, a health regulator said.
Opinion: Covid-19 vaccine rollout may present future challenges for employers
As vaccinations continue, employers need to consider the rights of employees when looking at the health of their teams and any return to the workplace writes Jason O’Sullivan.
EU strikes deal to double supply of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to 600 million jabs
The Taoiseach said earlier this week that up to 135,000 people will have received two vaccine doses by the end of February.
Opinion: We are drawn to negative emotions like fear - and the infodemic exploits that
Dr Jane Suiter explores how one of the biggest challenges to public health in 2021 will be conspiracy theories around vaccines.
Pfizer-BioNtech's vaccine has just been authorised for use in Ireland, says health minister
The first doses will be administered in Ireland on 30 December.
US President-elect Joe Biden and wife Jill to receive Covid-19 vaccine on Monday
Earlier today, US Vice President Mike Pence received the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine live on television.
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.
Public asked to fill out HSE survey on how they feel about the Covid vaccine
The survey is running for a week, and will inform the HSE’s information campaign.
First NI Covid-19 vaccinations due to take place next week
Minister Robin Swann said 70% of the population will need to be immune before life fully returns to normal.
Astrazeneca says it may need to conduct 'additional study' of its Covid vaccine after questions emerge
CEO Pascal Soriot said more studies may be needed to provide clarity on its data.