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# vaccination programme
Changes announced to COVID vaccination programme, including second booster for 50-64 year-olds
The Department of Health and the HSE will now work to operationalise these updates.
# booster programme
Booster vaccines available to anyone aged over 16 as Health Minister promises more ICU beds
Over 16s will be able to receive the jab in vaccination centres, pharmacies or at their GP.
Those aged over 16 will be able to access the jab through vaccination centres, community pharmacies and GPs.
HSE Chief Clinical Officer Colm Henry said that at least 3,800 HSE staff were out on Covid-related leave across the country.
Meanwhile, Eamon Ryan has said that he expects schools, colleges and creches to reopen after the Christmas break.
Surgeries and outpatient appointments deferred at five hospitals over Covid-related staff absences
Minister to meet with unions next week as 'plan is for schools to reopen'
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# vaccine registration
Vaccine registration dates for people aged 40-49 to be announced next week
Dr Colm Henry said that people between 40-49 should be able to receive a dose in late May and throughout June.
# ramping up
Vaccine rollout breaks single day record for 2nd day running, with over 52,000 vaccines administered on Friday
A total of 1,799,190 doses have been administered so far in the rollout.
# vaccination programme
Every resident in Ireland will be offered the vaccine before September, says health minister
Carers and dentists are to be added to cohort 2 in the vaccine plan.
# Health
Result of swine flu jab investigation expected later this year
The Health Service Executive is investigating the link between a swine flu jab and narcolepsy. This year’s vaccine does not contain the controversial Pandremix strain.