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# Vaccinations

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# the needle has landed
HSE launches winter vaccination programme with flu and Covid-19 jabs
The HSE is inviting eligible groups to get their flu jab and their Covid-19 booster.
# Boosters
HSE vaccine lead: 'Plans in development for autumn booster as well as winter emergencies'
The HSE’s Damien McCallion gave The Journal’s Coronavirus Newsletter an insight into the next stages of the vaccine rollout.
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# Covid-19
Taoiseach: 'I think we have to approach vaccination of children with sensitivity'
Comprehensive information and guidance will be offered to parents, said Micheál Martin.
# Boosters
US authorises Covid boosters for all over 18s
The booster decision comes as cases are rapidly rising nationally in the US
# nphet briefing
'Cut social contacts in half' and antigen testing in schools: Key points from NPHET's briefing
There is “very good data” that the booster shots are working well and quickly, Holohan said
# Singapore
Singapore to stop paying medical bills for the 'unvaccinated by choice'
Bills for those who are ineligible for vaccination will still be fully paid
# Greece
Tighter restrictions announced for non-vaccinated in Greece as daily cases surge
The new measures come in this weekend.
# Vaccines
Government approves NIAC recommendation to give booster shots to healthcare workers
This evening, Mercy University Hospital said it was experiencing high demand for its emergency department.
# paul reid
67% of patients in ICU with Covid-19 have not been vaccinated, HSE CEO says
3% of those in intensive care units have been partially vaccinated against the virus.
# Vaccinations
'It nearly feels like a bullying campaign' - Given says Robinson's healthcare is his own choice
The former Ireland goalkeeper believes players should not be criticised if they opt against getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
# rollout
Premier League scrambles to convince stars to get vaccinated
Although no official figures have been offered, reports suggest only seven of England’s 20 top-flight clubs have more than 50% of their squad fully vaccinated.
# Vaccines
NIAC has advised that Covid-19 vaccines can be mixed in some cases, Donnelly says
The Minister also said NIAC has advised that booster shots be given around the same time as the flu shot.
# vaccine rollout
Vaccination for children aged 12 to 15 expected to begin this weekend
The Director of the HSE National Immunisation Office said a strong uptake is expected.
# Vaccination uptake
Selfie areas and pop-up clinics used in bid to boost the North's youth vaccination rates
Regional mass vaccination centres in Northern Ireland are closing for first doses 31st July
# factcheck
Debunked: A claim that Australian students were 'accidentally' vaccinated is missing context
An “error” led to around 160 students receiving the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine,.
# Covid-19
Over 50% of adults now fully vaccinated in Ireland as testing ramps up amid Delta fears
It’s the latest milestone in the vaccine rollout.
# Janssen Jab
'It's crazy': Pharmacists say phones ringing constantly after Janssen jab announcement
The HSE National Director asked the public to ‘be patient’ with pharmacies.
# online portal
People aged 30 to 34 can register for Covid-19 vaccine next week
Second doses for people aged 60-69 are set to be completed in the coming weeks.
# Barred from the bar
'It's absolutely ridiculous to exclude people': Young hospitality workers on indoor dining restrictions
As NPHET suggests only opening indoor dining for those that are vaccinated, we spoke to the servers.
# Back to normality
UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated
Under the plan, the ten day quarantine period could be axed in favour of daily lateral flow tests.
# Vaccines
1,200 inmates receive Covid vaccines as wider roll-out to prisons begins
The vaccinations will be administered by staff from the National Ambulance Service.
# latest figures
Coronavirus: 242 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The Department of Health today also confirmed there are 67 Covid-19 patients in hospital with 23 in ICU.
# Freedom Day
England may need to delay its roadmap to normality, but only for 'a couple of weeks'
Of 126 people admitted to hospital with the Indian variant, just three had had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.
# India
Daily coronavirus cases in India dip below 100,000
India peaked at adding more than 400,000 cases a day in May, but new infections and deaths have declined across the country since then.
# 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.
# Travel
EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders
EU officials believe the vaccination campaigns will soon be a “game changer” in the fight against Covid-19.
# Cabinet
Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs
More vaccinators will need to be recruited to as we head into the summer months, Cabinet was told today.
# Private
LeBron James urged to rethink vaccine stance
In comments ahead of the All-Star Game last weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar would not say whether he planned on getting vaccinated.
Fully vaccinated Americans can gather together indoors without masks, health officials say
The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention announced the guidance yesterday.
# Vaccines
Ghana becomes first nation in world to receive Covax coronavirus vaccines
Ghana is among 92 countries that will receive vaccines for free through the initiative.
# shot in the arm
People with underlying conditions have been moved up the vaccine priority list
Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed the change this evening.
# Vaccinations
More than 230,000 vaccine doses administered in Ireland up to last Friday
The HSE has said that a further 29,000 vaccines will be administered this week.
# covid19 facts
Reader Q&A: What impact will the AstraZeneca developments have on Ireland's vaccine roll-out?
The plan for those aged over 70 has changed.
# Coronavirus
ECDC says there was 'issue' with reported data which led to incorrect Irish vaccine figures
The ECDC’s vaccine tracker said Ireland had more than twice its actual number of doses administered.
# Vaccinations
Cabinet signs off on plan for GPs and pharmacists to vaccinate 1.5 million people
GPs working in mass vaccination centres will be paid €120 per hour under the plan.
Opinion: Covid-19 vaccine rollout may present future challenges for employers
As vaccinations continue, employers need to consider the rights of employees when looking at the health of their teams and any return to the workplace writes Jason O’Sullivan.
# vaccine plan
Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly
Varadkar says between 50,000 and 55,000 people will be vaccinated this week.
# inoc-yule-ation
Pfizer vaccine could be approved for use in Ireland next week as EMA brings forward meeting
Germany’s Bild newspaper reports that the European Medicines Agency will now meet on 23 December.
# flu season
HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff
Rates of healthcare worker vaccine uptake, particularly in nursing homes, remain low.
# mumps
HSE issues mumps warning as 132 cases reported last week - the highest weekly number in over a decade
Symptoms of mumps include fever, headache and painful swollen salivary glands.