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#Vaccination

# vaccination - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month

Apr 20th 2021, 6:45 AM 50,036 Views 35 Comments

The HSE is set to update the Oireachtas Health Committee on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout later today.

# vaccination - Monday 19 April, 2021

Opinion: I have MS, how can you justify not giving me a vaccine yet?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: I have MS, how can you justify not giving me a vaccine yet?

Apr 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 43,911 Views 54 Comments

Dearbhla Crosse is in Cohort 4 of the vaccination rollout, but she believes people like her are being left behind.

# vaccination - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Impact of earlier vaccination for younger people to be assessed by health officials
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Impact of earlier vaccination for younger people to be assessed by health officials

Updated Apr 17th 2021, 1:50 PM 48,695 Views 114 Comments

The Health Minister has asked officials to determine if vaccinating younger people sooner would impact transmission.

# vaccination - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 10:03 AM 88,464 Views 60 Comments

Those aged 69 can register today and will be notified shortly about their appointments.

# vaccination - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met
# Covid19
# Covid19

Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met

Apr 13th 2021, 9:59 AM 33,894 Views 98 Comments

The HSE is now assessing the impact of NIAC’s advice that the AstraZeneca vaccine should only be given to those over 60.

# vaccination - Friday 9 April, 2021

Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca
# Australia
# Australia

Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca

Apr 9th 2021, 7:09 AM 23,433 Views 47 Comments

The move follows the EMA saying it had found a ‘possible link’ between the AZ vaccine and rare blood clots.

# vaccination - Thursday 8 April, 2021

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in Ireland
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in Ireland

Apr 8th 2021, 3:47 PM 51,956 Views 120 Comments

Close to 19% of the eligible population will have received their first dose by the end of today.

# vaccination - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine trial in children paused while regulators look into rare blood clot reports in adults
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

AstraZeneca vaccine trial in children paused while regulators look into rare blood clot reports in adults

Apr 6th 2021, 10:00 PM 17,728 Views 31 Comments

Officials said that “no safety concerns” have been identified in the trial itself.

# vaccination - Friday 2 April, 2021

Healthcare workers being vaccinated 'will be taken into consideration' in reviewing maternity hospital restrictions
# Maternity Hospitals
# Maternity Hospitals

Healthcare workers being vaccinated 'will be taken into consideration' in reviewing maternity hospital restrictions

Apr 2nd 2021, 5:37 PM 27,319 Views 12 Comments

The easing of maternity hospital restrictions was not included in the government’s roadmap for reopening the country.

China to vaccinate entire city of 300,000 people in five days after Covid outbreak
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

China to vaccinate entire city of 300,000 people in five days after Covid outbreak

Apr 2nd 2021, 11:33 AM 34,954 Views 51 Comments

16 cases have been confirmed in Ruili since Tuesday.

# vaccination - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out
# Tensions
# Tensions

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out

Apr 1st 2021, 11:02 AM 40,543 Views 108 Comments

Donnelly told the Dáil he is “reluctant” to give specific estimates on vaccine deliveries.

# vaccination - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Explainer: Gardaí and teachers unhappy as Ireland dumps vaccine roll-out plan to follow aged-based UK model
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Explainer: Gardaí and teachers unhappy as Ireland dumps vaccine roll-out plan to follow aged-based UK model

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 9:37 PM 80,552 Views 132 Comments

The overhaul of the vaccine categories follows recommendations from NIAC.

Opposition parties seek clarity on overhaul of vaccine priority schedule
# Rollout
# Rollout

Opposition parties seek clarity on overhaul of vaccine priority schedule

Mar 30th 2021, 8:49 PM 9,361 Views 11 Comments

Under a new plan, priority for vaccinations will no longer be assigned based on a person’s occupation.

VHI CEO steps aside pending investigation into him receiving Covid-19 vaccine at Beacon Hospital
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

VHI CEO steps aside pending investigation into him receiving Covid-19 vaccine at Beacon Hospital

Mar 30th 2021, 7:41 PM 32,751 Views 0 Comments

A statement from VHI said that its CEO John O’Dwyer had received treatment for cancer at the Beacon Hospital.

Fully vaccinated people from two households now allowed to meet indoors without masks or distancing
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Fully vaccinated people from two households now allowed to meet indoors without masks or distancing

Mar 30th 2021, 6:46 PM 24,909 Views 46 Comments

This measure takes effect immediately.

# vaccination - Friday 26 March, 2021

Health Minister says Beacon Hospital will continue vaccinations despite private school controversy
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Health Minister says Beacon Hospital will continue vaccinations despite private school controversy

Updated Mar 26th 2021, 8:22 PM 194,882 Views 462 Comments
  • The Dublin hospital gave "leftover vaccines" to 20 teachers and staff from St Gerard's Catholic school in Bray.
  • HSE CEO Paul Reid said the incident is "extremely annoying" and "extremely frustrating for the public".
What vaccine deliveries can Ireland and the EU expect from April onwards?
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

What vaccine deliveries can Ireland and the EU expect from April onwards?

Mar 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 109,159 Views 55 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said on Thursday that Ireland expects to receive 1 million doses between today and 30 April.

# vaccination - Thursday 25 March, 2021

AstraZeneca issues guidance to patients on symptoms of 'very rare' potential vaccine side-effect
# Health Warning
# Health Warning

AstraZeneca issues guidance to patients on symptoms of 'very rare' potential vaccine side-effect

Mar 25th 2021, 4:46 PM 83,828 Views 50 Comments

Guidance from the company was issued to Irish medics yesterday.

# vaccination - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Denmark announces plans to reopen society once all over 50s vaccinated
# Reopening
# Reopening

Denmark announces plans to reopen society once all over 50s vaccinated

Mar 23rd 2021, 11:38 AM 40,024 Views 84 Comments

In Denmark, 5.4% of the population has currently been fully vaccinated.

# vaccination - Monday 22 March, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine 100% effective against 'severe' Covid, data from US-led trial shows
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

AstraZeneca vaccine 100% effective against 'severe' Covid, data from US-led trial shows

Mar 22nd 2021, 9:10 AM 15,417 Views 22 Comments

The US-led study found no increased risk of blood clots.

# vaccination - Saturday 20 March, 2021

AstraZeneca rollout resumes in Ireland after pause as EU threatens company with export ban
# Back Again
# Back Again

AstraZeneca rollout resumes in Ireland after pause as EU threatens company with export ban

Updated Mar 20th 2021, 7:16 PM 65,317 Views 134 Comments
  • The European Medicines Agency reviewed the AstraZeneca vaccine and has concluded that it is safe and effective.
  • The EU is threatening AstraZeneca with an export ban.
  • There are 328 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals around Ireland as of this morning.

# vaccination - Friday 19 March, 2021

Opinion: In praise of the vaccine - and the Irish connection
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: In praise of the vaccine - and the Irish connection

Mar 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,419 Views 9 Comments

Dr Seamus Lennon of GMIT says RNA vaccine technology is groundbreaking for future disease.

# vaccination - Thursday 18 March, 2021

AstraZeneca is 'safe and effective' vaccine, says EMA, paving way for Ireland to begin using it again
# Decision
# Decision

AstraZeneca is 'safe and effective' vaccine, says EMA, paving way for Ireland to begin using it again

Mar 18th 2021, 4:16 PM 60,198 Views 119 Comments
  • Head of the EMA Emer Cooke said that the vaccine is safe and the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks.
  • World Health Organization experts have also recommended countries continue to use the AstraZeneca jab.

# vaccination - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

EMA 'firmly convinced' benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of the side effects'
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

EMA 'firmly convinced' benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of the side effects'

Mar 16th 2021, 1:33 PM 17,263 Views 22 Comments

The EMA is continuing to carry out its investigation into the vaccine after reports of rare blood-clotting events.

EU Commission agrees delivery top-up with Pfizer/BioNTech - Ireland to receive additional 110,000 doses in second quarter
# Covid19
# Covid19

EU Commission agrees delivery top-up with Pfizer/BioNTech - Ireland to receive additional 110,000 doses in second quarter

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 12:32 PM 31,770 Views 36 Comments

The agreement would see an additional 10 million doses being delivered to member states over the next three months.

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,060 Views 29 Comments

The flu vaccine was free for children in Ireland for the first time in 2020.

# vaccination - Monday 15 March, 2021

EMA says benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of side effects'
# Blood Clots
# Blood Clots

EMA says benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of side effects'

Updated Mar 15th 2021, 5:59 PM 53,195 Views 120 Comments
  • NIAC has recommended that the administration of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine be temporarily deferred.
  • Germany, France and Italy today halted use of the vaccine after, on Saturday, Norwegian officials reported further cases of blood clots or brain haemorrhages in younger people who received the jab.
  • The World Health Organization has said no causal link had been established between the vaccine and blood clotting.
Explainer: What we know so far about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine pause in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: What we know so far about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine pause in Ireland

Mar 15th 2021, 2:45 PM 17,352 Views 27 Comments

The pause followed an alert from Norwegian authorities about four serious blood clotting cases.

Opinion: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'
# Health
# Health

Opinion: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,698 Views 20 Comments

Dr Rosie Mangan’s life changed after an accident in 2019. She says the postcode lottery system for neurology rehabilitation services must change.

# vaccination - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Malta, Hungary and Denmark topping EU vaccine tables - what can we learn from them?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Malta, Hungary and Denmark topping EU vaccine tables - what can we learn from them?

Mar 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 46,377 Views 59 Comments

Different approaches to the roll-out have been taken across the EU.

# vaccination - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Debunked: No, all Direct Provision residents at Mosney are not receiving vaccine ahead of priority schedule
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, all Direct Provision residents at Mosney are not receiving vaccine ahead of priority schedule

Mar 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,507 Views 0 Comments

The HSE is still working through the first four cohorts in the sequencing list.

J&J vaccine to be approved today - but will supply issues hamper Ireland's progress?
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

J&J vaccine to be approved today - but will supply issues hamper Ireland's progress?

Mar 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,648 Views 76 Comments

The government has been told initial supplies in April and May will be smaller, with the majority of doses arriving in June.

# vaccination - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Serial Covid-19 testing in nursing homes showing positivity rate of just 0.2%, Reid says
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Serial Covid-19 testing in nursing homes showing positivity rate of just 0.2%, Reid says

Mar 10th 2021, 7:47 AM 11,791 Views 14 Comments

As of Saturday evening, there were 523,069 vaccine doses administered across the country.

# vaccination - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Gardaí warn about Covid-19 vaccine call and text scams
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Gardaí warn about Covid-19 vaccine call and text scams

Mar 9th 2021, 3:42 PM 23,512 Views 2 Comments

People are falsely told they are being offered a vaccine, and then asked to provide personal information.

Paul Reid says Ireland is 'coming out of very challenging period' but is 'not out of the woods yet'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Paul Reid says Ireland is 'coming out of very challenging period' but is 'not out of the woods yet'

Mar 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,429 Views 54 Comments

The HSE CEO is due to tell the Oireachtas Health Committee that all major indicators of Covid-19 are now trending downwards.

# vaccination - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Explainer: Here's what we know about Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Here's what we know about Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine

Mar 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,126 Views 40 Comments

The vaccine is expected to get the green light from the EU regulator on Thursday.

# vaccination - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Germany and France to give AstraZeneca vaccine to over 65s, Belgium approves it for over 55s
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Germany and France to give AstraZeneca vaccine to over 65s, Belgium approves it for over 55s

Mar 4th 2021, 11:17 AM 10,150 Views 11 Comments

Ireland is currently only using this vaccine for people aged 18-69.

# vaccination - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Biden vows there will be enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Biden vows there will be enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:02 AM 10,691 Views 20 Comments

Teachers are to be prioritised.

# vaccination - Monday 1 March, 2021

Nine in ten people would get a Covid-19 vaccine next week if offered, says CSO report
# Central Statistics Office
# Central Statistics Office

Nine in ten people would get a Covid-19 vaccine next week if offered, says CSO report

Mar 1st 2021, 11:11 PM 16,900 Views 39 Comments

A total of 1,621 people were surveyed by the CSO as part of the fifth round of surveying for the Social Impact of Covid-19.

# vaccination - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Vaccinations of people at 'very high risk' with specific health conditions to begin in early March
# Moved Up
# Moved Up

Vaccinations of people at 'very high risk' with specific health conditions to begin in early March

Feb 27th 2021, 2:18 PM 57,964 Views 18 Comments

Some people with specific health conditions will start to be vaccinated from 8 March under the new priority schedule.