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# pfizer vaccine

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EU medicines watchdog approves vaccine targeting Omicron sub-variants
European nations have been keen to rush through the new generation of jabs so they can start booster campaigns ahead of a feared Covid surge in the latter part of this year.
# omicron vaccine
Pfizer-BioNTech begin enrollments for Omicron-specific vaccine trial
Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla previously said at a conference that the pharmaceutical giant could be ready to file for regulatory approval of the shot by March.
# vaccine rollout
'I’m extremely sorry': HSE boss apologises after high-risk kids passed over for vaccination
HSE Chief Paul Reid said that the issue is now resolved and high-risk children should receive appointments shortly.
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# Trial Results
Pfizer says its Covid-19 vaccine is safe to use for children over age five
The vaccine would be administered at a lower dosage than for people over 12.
'I can’t risk my son’s life': Families with vulnerable teenagers left waiting for answers on vaccine access
A report by
Lauren Boland
The Taoiseach has asked Niac to give advice on vaccinating children with underlying conditions.
For families with vulnerable teenagers, life has been put on hold while they wait for a vaccine, Lauren Boland reports.
The European Medicines Agency approved the Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15s over a month ago, but it hasn't been actioned in Ireland.
The Taoiseach has asked Niac to give advice on vaccinating children with underlying conditions.
# covid vaccines
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.
# shipment
Pfizer says vaccine deliveries to be back on track next week after delay
The Pfizer plant in Belgium is working to increase capacity.
# vaccinated
Joe Biden says vaccines are 'number one priority' as he receives second dose
The US president-elect received his second dose today, three weeks after his first.
# factcheck
FactCheck: No, Pfizer did not say unprotected sex should be avoided after the vaccine because of risk from 'genetic manipulation'
A false claim on social media suggests that a Pfizer document said vaccine recipients should not have unprotected sex for 28 days after receiving their second dose.
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.
# Vaccine
US expert panel recommends approval of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine
A final FDA decision is expected within days.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Have manufacturers provided 'incomplete testing data' meaning their vaccines won't be approved?
False claims have spread on social media about Covid-19 testing and vaccination.
# pfizer vaccine
Donnelly says UK and EU 'only a few weeks apart' on vaccine approval
The vaccine has been authorised by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) for emergency use.
# pfizer vaccine
Pfizer applies for emergency approval to rollout vaccine in US before the end of the year
The FDA will meet on 10 December to discuss the request for emergency use authorization