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# covid vaccines

This year
2023
Debunked: There is no evidence that more 15-year-olds are dying of heart attacks due to vaccines
A claim shared on Irish social media suggests vaccines are killing 15-year-olds.
Last year
2022
People aged 12-49 with long-term conditions can now get another Covid vaccine booster dose
Healthcare workers are also now being invited to book their next booster.
Canadian anti-vaccine truckers inspire copycat protests in several countries
Canadian flags are being flown during demonstrations against Covid vaccines in cities around the world.
New Zealand anti-vaccine parliament protesters vow to stay 'as long as it takes'
Several hundred protesters have pitched tents and are refusing to leave.
US Supreme Court to hear challenges to vaccine mandates for health staff and workers
Covid vaccines are compulsory at businesses that employ more than 100 people, and for health workers at centres getting federal funding.
All time
Ireland to donate up to three million vaccines to Covax initiative
The Minister for Health made the announcement today.
Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered
The Covid-19 booster vaccine rollout is ongoing in Ireland at the moment.
Readers sent in dozens of questions about booster vaccines and the rollout in Ireland.
Here, we've done our best to answer your queries and concerns.
The Covid-19 booster vaccine rollout is ongoing in Ireland at the moment.
WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’
Omicron Covid variant detected in Ireland from travel but 'no evidence yet' of community transmission
Covid vaccines have saved 9,000 lives in Ireland among 60+ age group, study estimates
New research by the ECDC and the WHO says that nearly 500,000 people across Europe are alive thanks to Covid vaccines.
Questions over actual number of booster 'no-shows' as people report problems with booking system
People who already received the booster have reported difficulties cancelling HSE appointments.
HSE boss Paul Reid said that up to 50% of appointments for booster jabs were 'no-shows'.
People who have already received the extra jab say they were unable to cancel unneeded appointments.
Opposition politicians say clarity is needed on what exactly is causing the issue, writes Céimin Burke.
HSE offers Covid-19 booster vaccinations to those 60 years old and over
It’s recommended that people get a booster dose at least six months after the initial course of vaccination.
Ireland to donate at least one million vaccines to Covax initiative
The Covax programme aims to supply poorer countries with vaccines from wealthy nations.
Nerve disorder listed as 'very rare' side effect of AstraZeneca jab
The disorder is a nerve inflammation that may cause temporary paralysis and difficulty breathing.
Workers frustrated at pay being docked and working extra shifts for attending vaccine appointments
“It is definitely causing colleagues to not attend their appointments,” one Dublin-based retail worker said.
Northern Ireland Chief Scientific Officer ‘very concerned’ at Covid vaccine rates
Just 56% of the 18-29 age group have come forward for a jab.
EU, UK raise doubts about Covid vaccine patent waiver
India and South Africa came forward with the original idea to waive intellectual property on Covid-19 vaccines.
US health officials lift suspension of Johnson & Johnson Covid jab
Fifteen cases of blood clots were uncovered among nearly eight million vaccinations.
NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses
The consideration is being made amid a serious disruption to Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout.
Real world study finds Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines are 90% effective
In further encouraging news, one dose of either vaccine resulted in 80% protection against infection.
'Keep supply chains open' Taoiseach says, in response to 29 million AstraZeneca vaccines in Italy plant
The EU has announced new vaccine export powers amid a contract row with AstraZeneca.
Biden says all US adults to be eligible for Covid jab from 1 May in national address
In an address to the nation last night, Biden said Americans may have a “truly special” independence day this year.
Colm Henry: 'We need to make sure this vaccine reaches every road in Ireland'
The nursing home vaccine roll out is now almost complete, as the next phase is set to begin on Monday.
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.
Vaccines: 257 people have reported suspected side-effects to the health products regulator
121,900 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland to date.
Covid-19 vaccination certificates 'under consideration' says health minister
Professor Brian MacCraith, chairperson of the task force, said the EU is currently considering a scheme across all member states.