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# Vaccination

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Healthcare workers still in need of first vaccine dose to remain waiting until February
Current supply is being used to provide second doses to those who have already received their first dose.
'Our lives are in limbo': Parents of vulnerable toddler say family carers should be moved up vaccine priority list
Health officials and the minister have said it is unlikely family carers will be moved up the list.
Vaccines: 257 people have reported suspected side-effects to the health products regulator
121,900 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland to date.
Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland
The HSE has provided an update on the vaccination programme.
Annie Lynch (79), first in Republic of Ireland to get Covid-19 vaccine, receives second dose
The first health care worker in Ireland to get the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine also received her second dose.
WHO chief says 'me-first' attitude to vaccines among high income countries will prolong pandemic
39 million doses have been administered in 49 higher income countries, while just 25 doses have been given in one low income country.
Coombe board to discuss some hospital staff family members receiving leftover vaccines
The hospital said 16 vaccine doses would have been discarded if they were not used that day.
Standby list of frontline healthcare workers should be in place for any leftover vaccines, HSE says
A HSE document says “every effort should be made” to ensure vaccines are given to frontline healthcare workers.
Ireland may have to adjust vaccine rollout plan after Pfizer temporarily reduces deliveries to Europe
“The temporary reduction will affect all European countries,” Norway’s Public Health Agency said in a statement.
HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland
The HSE gave an update on the vaccination programme this afternoon.
Football stadium and conference centre among venues as England opens up its mass vaccination hubs
Seven mass vaccination centres opened across England today.
78-year-old man who had Covid-19 and was given an hour to live ‘very happy’ to receive vaccine
Michael Delaney was hospitalised with Covid-19 for seven weeks last year.
Up to 135,000 people to be fully vaccinated by end of February, Taoiseach says
35,000 people are due to receive the first vaccine dose this week.
Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about Covid-19 vaccines and the rollout in Ireland?
By the end of this week it is expected 35,000 people will have received their first dose.
Biden criticises Trump administration over pace of Covid-19 vaccine rollout
Biden said ‘it’s going to take years, not months, to vaccinate the American people’ at the current pace.
EU countries move towards vaccine rollout as new virus strain spreads
Several countries have reported cases of the new strain.
Taoiseach says he will not jump the queue for Covid-19 vaccine
Martin said he would have no issue with being vaccinated in public.
First vaccines to be administered in Ireland on 30 December
The Minister for Health has said that tens of thousands of doses will arrive in Ireland each week from early January.
HSE expects to have hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses by end of February
Speaking to, CEO Paul Reid said the level of distribution across the EU after approval will depend on capacity of the suppliers.
Ursula von der Leyen announces Covid-19 vaccine start date ahead of approval
Ireland is in discussions with Pfizer about increasing the first vaccine batch to get it above 5,000.
A small volume of Covid-19 vaccines could be available this month, Taoiseach tells FF TDs
Up to 15 mass vaccination centres around the country are being considered, the health committee also heard today.
Here's what'll happen when you go to get your Covid-19 vaccine
For the larger roll-out, the vaccines will be administered in large vaccination centres and also GP surgeries and pharmacies.
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.
US set for mass vaccinations as Pfizer/BioNTech doses shipped out
The doses will be in boxes containing dry ice that are capable of staying at -70 degrees Celsius.
Debunked: No, Pfizer's head of research did not say the Covid vaccine is 'female sterilisation'
Social media posts making the claim have been shared thousands of times in recent days.
Clinical trials, mRNA, herd immunity? - a glossary of Covid-19 vaccine terms
The Government has announced its allocation strategy, publishing a list of groups in order of priority.
Fermanagh grandmother who was the first to receive Pfizer vaccine advises others to 'do what I did'
Margaret Keenan said: “If I can have it at 90 then you can have it too… Go for it.”
First Covid-19 vaccine in Northern Ireland to be administered today
The Pfizer/BioNTech dose will be administered at 8am at a mass vaccination centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.
WHO warns against complacency, saying 'vaccines do not equal zero Covid'
The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said earlier today that vaccine prospects will “motivate” people to continue following Covid-19 rules.
Over half of people in Ireland would take a Covid-19 vaccine
Results from a number of vaccine trials have been encouraging and some are aiming to file for authorisation as early as November.
Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier
Pharmacists have said the uncertainty about deliveries and cancellation of appointments may undermine the vaccination programme.
The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know
“The flu vaccine is one of the safest vaccines we have, it’s one of the oldest vaccines we have,” a GP said.
Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?
The flu vaccine without charge has been extended to a number of additional groups this year.
Debunked: No, children won't be banned from attending school if they don't get the flu vaccine
Children aged two to 12 years can get the flu jab for free this year, but it’s not compulsory.
Call for Covid-19 vaccine to be free so it's 'not auctioned off to the highest bidder'
Oxfam has warned that rich countries and industry could prevent or delay the vaccine from reaching vulnerable people.
Pharmacists call for flu vaccine to be free for everyone
The Irish Pharmacy Union has said a plan must be developed to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed next winter, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Over 117 million children at risk of missing out on measles vaccine due to pandemic
Vaccination campaigns have been postponed in 24 countries to help prevent further spread of Covid-19.
Covid-19 vaccine could be available in September, Oxford professor claims
The World Health Organization previously said it could take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be developed.
Here are the potential Covid-19 vaccine and treatment options being developed
The World Health Organization has said it could take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be developed and approved for use.
'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018
There were 80 reported measles cases in Ireland in 2019.