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# vaccine rollout

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# Immunology
Explainer: What you need to know about the new adapted Covid vaccines heading into winter
Professor of Immunology Christine Loscher says the new jabs work ‘specifically against Omicron’.
# vaccine rollout
New Omicron-specific vaccines to be rolled out as boosters from next month, Health Minister says
Anyone who is eligible for both a flu vaccine and a Covid booster vaccine can receive them at the same time from next month.
# vaccine rollout
Children aged 5-11 can get the Covid-19 vaccine from today
Health authorities are encouraging parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated.
# vaccine rollout
'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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# vaccine rollout
Boosters for over-30s from next week, first doses for children 5-11 from next month
People aged 16 to 29 who received the Janssen vaccine will be entitled to a booster next week.
People aged 16 to 29 who received the Janssen vaccine will be entitled to a booster next week.
Over 106,000 booster jabs were administered yesterday
Everyone in Ireland over five will be entitled to a vaccine from next month.
Omicron less severe but large case numbers may see hospitalisations increase, says UK health agency
Why a jump in Covid cases on a given day doesn't always mean an official 'backlog'
# booster rollout
Around 1.75 million people will have received a booster by Christmas, says Tánaiste
It is understood that Leo Varadkar made the comment at tonight’s Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting.
# vaccine centres
Pop-up vaccination centres will be in colleges next week – here's where they will be
It’s part of a ‘vaccination week’ initiative which aims to maximise uptake.
# vaccine rollout
Over 90% of people in Ireland aged over 16 are now fully vaccinated against Covid
It’s the highest rate in the European Union.
# Brian MacCraith
Vaccine rollout hits major milestone as 90% of adults are fully vaccinated
Seven million vaccine doses will have been administered by the end of today.
# 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.
# vaccine rollout
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.
# vaccine rollout
Information campaign to be launched as children aged 12 to 15 set to be offered jabs
The vaccine portal is also now open for those aged 16 and 17.
A government spokesperson said there is no suggestion that vaccination will be a prerequisite for children returning to school in September.
NIAC advice stated that a parent's decision to accept, defer or refuse a vaccine for their child should be respected.
Booster shots are set to be given to key groups in the autumn.
# vaccine rollout
Covid-19 vaccine portal will open for people aged 16 and 17 tomorrow
The health minister announced the news today.
# MRNA Jabs
Covid vaccine portal will open to everyone aged 18 or over from tomorrow
The health minister said Ireland’s vaccination programme is ahead of schedule and performing “really well”.
# rollout
Covid vaccine portal now open for people aged 18-24
Those who register now will be offered an AstraZeneca vaccine if it is available earlier than an mRNA jab.
# 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,.
# vaccine rollout
Covid vaccine portal will open for people aged 25-29 tomorrow
This group will be able to register for an mRNA vaccine.
# vaccine rollout
Over 55% of Irish adults now fully vaccinated against Covid as 275,000 doses given this week
Over 70% of adults have had at least one dose.
# rollout boost
Pfizer plans to have 16,000 people fully vaccinated by end of July via private scheme
When the data is transferred to the HSE, the percentage of adults who are fully vaccinated will increase by 0.43%.
# Johnson and Johnson
Supplies 'very limited' as pharmacies begin vaccinating 18-34 age group
The HSE confirmed that another 343,000 vaccine doses were administered last week.
# janssen
Pharmacies set to begin vaccinating 18-34 year-olds from next Monday
People in the age bracket can contact a participating pharmacy to book an appointment for the jab.
# vaccine rollout
Six months into 2021, how close is Ireland to vaccinating 80% of the population?
This week marked the six-month mark in the vaccine rollout.
# Dementia
Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic
The new research published by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland say that it found family carers to be at “breaking point”.
# vaccine rollout
Taoiseach says one million people could be fully vaccinated by the end of today
The vaccine portal will soon open for those in their 30s.
# vaccine rollout
Vaccine registration is now open for 44 year olds
The vaccine registration portal will open for 43 to 40 year olds in the coming days.
# new target
Government set new target of 2.5 million adults fully vaccinated by end of July
HSE CEO Paul Reid has said that they expect that half of adults will have received one jab by this evening or tomorrow.
# Getting there
Taoiseach says Ireland will have given 2.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines by the end of the day
It appears we are still on track to have 80% of people with one dose by early July.
# vaccine rollout
HSE chief says there are 'some concerns' over delivery schedules of J&J jab
The HSE has not yet received delivery dates for the J&J vaccine in June.
# Progress
More than 40% of adults in Ireland have received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab
Almost two in every five adults in Northern Ireland is fully vaccinated.
# vaccine rollout
Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'
The Tánaiste made the comments at a Fine Gael meeting this evening.
# vaccine rollout
New daily vaccine record set as EU signs contract for additional 1.8 billion Pfizer vaccines
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly also announced that two more countries have been added to the hotel quarantine list
# vaccine rollout
Ireland has administered over one million first doses of Covid-19 vaccines
There were over 42,000 Covid-19 vaccines administered on Friday.
# job perks
Pfizer to offer its Covid-19 vaccine to employees’ relatives in coming months
The 4,000-plus staff across Pfizer’s five Irish locations were informed of the offer today.
# chop chop
Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made
The Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday and Thursday before signing off on plans for the easing of restrictions in May.
# live events
Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer
The law will ban the above price resale of tickets for live events, Christina Finn reports.
The law - to be approved at Cabinet - will ban the above price resale of tickets for live events, Christina Finn reports.
While there's no imminent return likely for large outdoor events, ministers are hopeful of further easing next month.
Stephen Donnelly is also expected to give Cabinet an update on the vaccine rollout at today's meeting.
Tánaiste backs school catch-up plan for students during summer months
Pfizer CEO says third vaccine dose will 'likely be needed within six to 12 months'
# vaccine rollout
No plans to change vaccine rollout to prioritise younger cohorts, says Health Minister
Donnelly said he asked about changing the plan due to a previous NIAC reccommendation.
# vaccine rollout
'It's not a value judgement on any profession' - Education Minister defends change to vaccine prioritisation
The conferences of the country’s three teacher trade unions are taking place today.
The conferences of the country's three teacher trade unions started online today
Unions are unhappy about the revised vaccination rollout based on age and not profession
Education Minister Norma Foley has addressed delegates at the INTO Congress
# rollout
Vaccination centre to open in Croke Park at start of summer
The centre, which would have ten booths, is due to open in May.
# Coronavirus
Number of people with Covid-19 receiving intensive care falls to 66
It is the lowest number since the start of January.
AstraZeneca confirms further shortfall in planned EU vaccine delivery
The company has cited production problems and export restrictions.