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# Vaccination

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US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents
Doses could be administered to 12- to 15-year-olds as soon as Thursday.
Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days
Dr Tony Holohan said he expects to receive an updated recommendation from NIAC in the coming days.
No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech
BioNTech has developed a “comprehensive strategy” to address any variants in the future should they arise.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin receives his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Cork this morning
Martin received a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
FactFind: Information on suspected reactions to Covid-19 vaccines isn't being hidden - here's how can you find it
A recent article in the Westmeath Topic, which was reshared by other users on social media, suggested that this information is being hidden.
WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine
This is the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality.
EMA begins review of China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine
A formal application for marketing authorisation has not yet been submitted.
Reader Q&A: Your questions on vaccines for pregnant women and the over 50s answered
The HSE is due to reveal details of its revised vaccination plan early nest week.
As part of our Reader Q&A series throughout the pandemic, Órla Ryan and Michelle Hennessy have been asking the experts and getting the answers you need.
There is limited data from clinical trials on vaccines during pregnancy but real-world data indicates they are safe.
The over 50s will not be offered a choice of vaccines/
Pfizer and BioNTech ask EU to clear Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds
The companies said their submission to the EMA was based on a study in more than 2,000 adolescents.
Taoiseach says largest delivery of Pfizer vaccines to Ireland - 191,800 doses - arrived today
Martin said the HSE’s modelling is still based on delivering 450,000 doses per week by the middle of June.
People in 60-64 age bracket invited to register online for Covid-19 vaccine
As of Wednesday night, more than 147,000 people have registered for their vaccine.
National Ambulance Service to increase number of fleets for vaccination of housebound over 70s
Everyone in this cohort will be contacted over the next week by the HSE.
AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses
The next delivery of 165,000 doses on 30 April will also be delayed.
15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month
The HSE is set to update the Oireachtas Health Committee on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout later today.
Opinion: I have MS, how can you justify not giving me a vaccine yet?
Dearbhla Crosse is in Cohort 4 of the vaccination rollout, but she believes people like her are being left behind.
Impact of earlier vaccination for younger people to be assessed by health officials
The Health Minister has asked officials to determine if vaccinating younger people sooner would impact transmission.
Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works
Those aged 69 can register today and will be notified shortly about their appointments.
Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met
The HSE is now assessing the impact of NIAC’s advice that the AstraZeneca vaccine should only be given to those over 60.
Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca
The move follows the EMA saying it had found a ‘possible link’ between the AZ vaccine and rare blood clots.
One million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in Ireland
Close to 19% of the eligible population will have received their first dose by the end of today.
AstraZeneca vaccine trial in children paused while regulators look into rare blood clot reports in adults
Officials said that “no safety concerns” have been identified in the trial itself.
Healthcare workers being vaccinated 'will be taken into consideration' in reviewing maternity hospital restrictions
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
16 cases have been confirmed in Ruili since Tuesday.
Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out
Donnelly told the Dáil he is “reluctant” to give specific estimates on vaccine deliveries.
Explainer: Gardaí and teachers unhappy as Ireland dumps vaccine roll-out plan to follow aged-based UK model
The overhaul of the vaccine categories follows recommendations from NIAC.
Opposition parties seek clarity on overhaul of vaccine priority schedule
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
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
This measure takes effect immediately.
Health Minister says Beacon Hospital will continue vaccinations despite private school controversy
Leftover vaccines were given to staff from St Gerard’s Catholic school in Bray this week.
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?
Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 currently stands at 310
What vaccine deliveries can Ireland and the EU expect from April onwards?
HSE CEO Paul Reid said on Thursday that Ireland expects to receive 1 million doses between today and 30 April.
AstraZeneca issues guidance to patients on symptoms of 'very rare' potential vaccine side-effect
Guidance from the company was issued to Irish medics yesterday.
Denmark announces plans to reopen society once all over 50s vaccinated
In Denmark, 5.4% of the population has currently been fully vaccinated.
AstraZeneca vaccine 100% effective against 'severe' Covid, data from US-led trial shows
The US-led study found no increased risk of blood clots.
AstraZeneca rollout resumes in Ireland after pause as EU threatens company with export ban
The European Medicines Agency reviewed the AstraZeneca vaccine and has concluded that it is safe and effective.
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.
AstraZeneca: NPHET says use of Covid-19 vaccine can resume in Ireland
Taoiseach says government knows people are 'fed up' as speculation over easing of 5km rule downplayed
Opinion: In praise of the vaccine - and the Irish connection
Dr Seamus Lennon of GMIT says RNA vaccine technology is groundbreaking for future disease.
AstraZeneca is 'safe and effective' vaccine, says EMA, paving way for Ireland to begin using it again
Head of the EMA Emer Cooke said that the vaccine is safe and the benefits outweigh the risks.
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.
HSE will 'immediately endeavour' to begin using AstraZeneca jab again if EMA gives all clear
Covid-19 reinfections are rare, but more common in people 65 and older, study finds
EMA 'firmly convinced' benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of the side effects'
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
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
The flu vaccine was free for children in Ireland for the first time in 2020.
EMA says benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of side effects'
Stephen Donnelly hopes vaccine appointments in Ireland will be rescheduled “very quickly”.
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.
Vaccine target for this week reduced by 30,000 doses due to precautionary pause in AstraZeneca use
Coronavirus: 16 deaths and 543 new cases confirmed in Ireland