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# Jabs

This month
December 2023
‘A missed opportunity’: Covid boosters available to millions but HSE advice causes confusion
People age 18 to 49 are not being offered the booster but can request it – however, some are being turned down when they do.
Last year
Pfizer-BioNTech to test combined Covid and flu vaccine
Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech developed one of the most widely used vaccines to combat Covid-19.
European Medicines Agency approves first Omicron-specific Covid vaccines
The so-called “bivalent” vaccines protect against the earlier BA.1 strain of Omicron, but do not target the latest strains.
All time
Tánaiste says NIAC could approve Pfizer jab for 5-11 age group in coming days, following EMA approval
The European Medicines Agency approved the vaccine for the 5-11 age group earlier today.
The rollout of the vaccine to this age group in Ireland may not happen until next year.
The EMA has said a study showed 90.7% efficacy among the age group.
The dose recommended is lower than for children aged 12 and older.
Six in 10 people have reduced social contacts over the last week, new poll shows
Antigen tests: How do they work, when do I use them, and how accurate are they?
40,000 booster and extra Covid vaccines administered so far in Ireland
The programme was rolled out on 27 September.
'Software change' enables 18 to 24-year-olds to book vaccine appointments before HSE portal opens
Registration through the HSE portal for that age group opens officially on Monday.
Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?
It is expected that this age cohort will be offered a choice between the AZ and J&J vaccines or an mRNA vaccine.
EMA begins review of China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine
A formal application for marketing authorisation has not yet been submitted.
Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs
The trial will investigate whether different vaccines can be used for first and second doses.
Ireland yet to receive Covid vaccine offer from UK, says Coveney but government interested in discussing it
The United Kingdom reportedly plans to supply Ireland with 3.7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines.
HSE criticised for management of child vaccinations error
One mother said she was offered a choice of just two dates which meant her three-year-old had her repeat jabs on the first day of playschool.
Over 200 children need repeat jabs after vaccination error
The HSE said the jabs may not have been prepared or administered in the correct way and have arranged “revaccination clinics” for the affected children.
European medicines watchdog says swine flu jab not suitable for children
The European Medicines Agency has said there is a link between the drug Pandemrix and the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in young people.