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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# jab

All time
# booster shots
Booster vaccine programme for over-60s to begin next week
A booster shot will only be given six months after a person received their second dose of the vaccine.
Those aged between 60-69 will get their booster shot at a mass vaccination centre, while GPs will administer the jabs to those aged between 70 to 79.
Booster shots will only be given to a person six months after the date of their second dose of the vaccine.
The Irish Pharmacy Union said the decision to exclude community pharmacies from the campaign is 'illogical'
From snake oil to government policy - the long and winding antigen test debate
Government to send antigen tests to fully vaccinated close contacts
# TAKING ACTION
Mason Mount says missing Euro 2020 game played part in decision to get jab
The uptake of the vaccine among professional footballers has been sporadic.
# jab
Irish international Callum Robinson reveals he has declined Covid-19 vaccine
The West Brom forward has contracted the virus twice but says it’s his decision not to take the jab, while Stephen Kenny says he has not considered omitting players because they are unvaccinated.
# jab
Moderna requests EU approval of its vaccine for adolescents
A clinical trial found the vaccine was safe and effective in teenagers.
# Vaccines
Covid vaccination programme opens to people aged 25-29 in the North
The extension comes as Northern Ireland reached the 1million landmark figure for those who have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
# jab
Australia to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine with ‘necessary precautions’
Pfizer’s jab will now be the preferred vaccine for those under the age of 50.
# getting the jab done
Explainer: What's happening in the row between the EU and AstraZeneca?
The global competition for Covid-19 vaccines is putting the EU and Britain on a post-Brexit collision course.
# jab
Here's how to get yourself vaccinated this flu season
At-risk groups receive tha vaccine free-of-charge.
# meningitis b
Lifesaving jab for children in Northern Ireland - but not the Republic (yet)
Ireland has the highest incidence of Meningitis B disease in Europe.
# Measles
Measles outbreak in Swansea spreads to 620 people
Over the weekend some 1,700 jabs were given at vaccination clinics across the county.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Tuesday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Vaccine
Older people encouraged to receive pneumo flu jab
Comedian Brendan Grace is one of the advocates for the vaccine after discovering that as he has diabetes he is at risk for pneumo flu.