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# Eris variant

August 2023
Covid-19: Symptoms and guidelines for the new Eris variant
Chief Medical Officer Prof Breda Smyth said that new sub-variants are “not unexpected”.
Poll: When was the last time you took a Covid test?
A new variant, Eris, was detected in Ireland last week.
HSE won't resume Covid vaccination programme despite 'more transmissible' new variant
The vaccine booster will not be available until the end of next month, and only for at-risk groups.
Taoiseach says Ireland is facing a 'new wave of Covid' but there is no need for restrictions
The HSE said that the variant is more transmissible than other strains, but there is no evidence suggesting that it causes more serious illness.
Expert says new Covid variant is probably in Ireland, but there's no need to be 'overly-concerned'
The ‘Eris’ variant has swept across the UK, but has not yet been detected here.