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# vaccine programme

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Pregnant women and people over 60 can now book a second Covid booster
The HSE said appointments will be available from Monday.
Immunologist says boosters must be used 'at the right time' to protect against winter Covid wave
Professor Christine Loscher told The Journal that there needs to be a “coordinated response” to deal with future waves of the virus.
NPHET warned that mandatory vaccinations could cause 'distrust' in programme
The paper said Ireland’s vaccine programme has seen success due to “trust and transparency”.
'I’m extremely sorry': HSE boss apologises after high-risk kids passed over for vaccination
HSE Chief Paul Reid said that the issue is now resolved and high-risk children should receive appointments shortly.
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First vaccination clinics for vulnerable children held as hospitals face pressure due to Covid
The number of people in hospital with Covid jumped by 75 overnight.
The number of people in hospital with Covid jumped by 75 overnight.
There were 16,959 positive swabs reported today by the Department of Health
The booster programme hit the milestone of 2,000,000 doses administered.
Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says
New Year parties given go-ahead in England as UK splits over Omicron controls
Vaccinations for vulnerable children to start next week, Taoiseach says
Micheál Martin said that vulnerable children will begin to receive vaccines from 20 December.
Taoiseach ‘concerned but hopeful’ about Covid-19 situation
Micheál Martin said this afternoon that he hoped the HSE could deliver 1.5 million booster jabs before the end of the year.
Free flu vaccine programme to be extended to people aged over 50
The expansion of the flu vaccine programme was announced by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly this afternoon
Booster shots will be offered to people over 50 from tomorrow
Over one million booster doses have been administered in Ireland.
NIAC recommends all children aged 5 to 11 should be offered Covid vaccine
The Pfizer vaccine was first recommended for children between 5-11 in late November
The dose recommended is lower than for children aged 12 and older.
NIAC recommended children with underlying conditions should receive a vaccine in parallel with cohorts currently being boosted.
All children 5-11 to be offered vaccine in parallel with boosters for under-40s.
People who received a J&J vaccine should get a booster after three months, NIAC recommends
HSE flags 'no show' rates of 25% to 50% for booster jab appointments
Questions over actual number of booster 'no-shows' as people report problems with booking system
People who already received the booster have reported difficulties cancelling HSE appointments.
HSE boss Paul Reid said that up to 50% of appointments for booster jabs were 'no-shows'.
People who have already received the extra jab say they were unable to cancel unneeded appointments.
Opposition politicians say clarity is needed on what exactly is causing the issue, writes Céimin Burke.
Taoiseach provides booster timeline as he says vaccines still 'at core' of Covid response
People will receive an mRNA vaccine from Pfizer or Moderna for their booster dose.
Secondary students: 'Covid jab rollout welcome but it's vital we're part of conversation'
Parental consent will have to be given for those aged 12-15.
Over 400,000 vaccine doses delivered to Ireland last week with 200,000 jabs administered
The biggest previous week of deliveries was just under 250,000 doses.
More than half of UK population has had first Covid-19 jab, figures show
The UK population is estimated to be 66,796,807.
Most company directors think the economy will be fully reopened by the end of 2021
Nearly half of business leaders said they expect to return to the office in the fourth quarter.
More than 10 million people in UK given second Covid vaccine dose
The milestone means that more than 19% of all adults in the UK have received both jabs.
Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April
The biggest factor in mortality and severe illness from Covid-19 is age, said the Taoiseach.
Donnelly says Ireland can expect 1.1 million vaccine doses by end of March
A HSE public information campaign will be rolled out as the next cohort in line for vaccination are people aged 85 and over.
Digital system for vaccine programme 'vital to its success', committee will be told
The online system has been “challenging” to get off the ground given the timeframe for the vaccine roll out.