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# vaccine - Friday 3 July, 2020

Antibody test to identify 'immune' individuals to get government funding boost

Those that are ‘immune’ could therefore be safe to return to work.

# vaccine - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Colds, flus and Covid-19 combined could overwhelm Irish health system this winter, experts warn

Flu season normally puts the Irish health system under strain.

# vaccine - Friday 29 May, 2020

Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics

The hoax video shows a man who has a passing resemblance to Gates – but it’s a hoax.

# vaccine - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Rate of mumps infection declined significantly in April due to Covid restrictions

A spike in the number of people presenting with the highly infectious condition started in late 2018.

# vaccine - Monday 18 May, 2020

US drugmaker reports promising early results from Covid-19 vaccine test

Moderna, which was founded nine years ago, said the vaccine “was generally safe and well-tolerated”.

# vaccine - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Trump says he hopes for Covid-19 vaccine by end of year or 'maybe before'

The timeline projected by Trump is more optimistic than what Europe foresees.

# vaccine - Friday 15 May, 2020

Most Irish people don't expect a 'return to normality' until 2021

Seven in 10 people think we’ll have some form of social distancing in place until at least June 2021.

# vaccine - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Chief of French pharma company under fire for saying the US gets priority access to Covid-19 vaccine

President Emmanuel Macron’s office said it would hold talks with Sanofi executives next week.

US claims Chinese hackers have tried to steal information about Covid-19 vaccines

The warning has added to the battle between the US and China over the outbreak.

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.

# vaccine - Monday 4 May, 2020

Ireland commits €18 million as part of global effort to tackle Covid-19

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the funding today.

# vaccine - Friday 1 May, 2020

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.

# vaccine - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine still ‘likely to take a year or 18 months’ according to Irish health association

Several biopharmaceutical companies have medicines in various stages of development.

# vaccine - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Candidates receive first injections in coronavirus vaccine trial

Researchers from the University of Oxford administered the first doses today.

# vaccine - Monday 20 April, 2020

From The42 'Personally I am opposed to vaccination': Djokovic casts doubt over his return to tennis Covid-19

'Personally I am opposed to vaccination': Djokovic casts doubt over his return to tennis

The world number one says his opposition to vaccination might be a problem once tennis resumes.

'Long shots': UK top advisor dampens expectations as Oxford's clinical trial for vaccine to begin

The lead researcher on the Oxford team said the prospects are “very good” ahead of the vaccine trials.

# vaccine - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Only a vaccine can bring 'normalcy' back to the world, UN chief says

Antonio Guterres says it is hoped there will be a vaccine available by the end of the year.

# vaccine - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Periods of social distancing may be needed into 2022, Harvard researchers say

The researchers assume that Covid-19 will become seasonal, but say much remains unknown.

# vaccine - Saturday 11 April, 2020

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.

# vaccine - Friday 10 April, 2020

Repurposed drugs may be a 'cheap option' to treat Covid-19 patients until a vaccine is developed

A study has shown that a vaccine to protect against SARS-CoV2 may be 12-18 months away from development.

# vaccine - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Covid-19: The race is on to create the world's first ever coronavirus vaccine

A candidate vaccine was developed for SARS but it never went to market.

# vaccine - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

University researchers in Belfast have been awarded a grant to find a Covid-19 treatment

The funding grant has been awarded as one of several projects that will receive part of a €21.5 million fund.

# vaccine - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

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.

# vaccine - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine could take up to 12-18 months, says WHO

A candidate vaccine could be “around 16 weeks from now”, but months of testing would be needed after that.

# vaccine - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'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.

# vaccine - Thursday 12 December, 2019

HSE urges high-risk people to get flu vaccine as virus is 'actively circulating'

The latest figures show that the flu rate has spiked.

# vaccine - Thursday 21 November, 2019

HSE urges public to get flu vaccine as data shows annual flu season could hit 'within weeks'

The executive briefed the media on the latest update on its ‘winter plan’ today.

# vaccine - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines Mandatory Vaccinations This post contains videos

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines

Facebook says certain hashtags are banned and ads rejected in a bid to stop misinformation from gaining traction.

# vaccine - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Four European countries lose measles-free status as number of cases skyrockets

There are fears that Ireland’s status could also be at risk.

# vaccine - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Minister to launch HPV vaccine for boys next week

The vaccination programme was rolled out to teenage girls in 2010, but the government committed to making it available to boys in secondary school from September.

'It's a big threat': Fears Ireland could lose its measles-free status

The UK has lost its measles-free status and, after a spike in cases here, there are concerns Ireland could end up in the same position.

# vaccine - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

First-ever chlamydia vaccine trial offers hope of treating infection 'epidemic' STI

First-ever chlamydia vaccine trial offers hope of treating infection 'epidemic'

An early stage clinical trial proved successful but a vaccine will not be on the market anytime soon.

# vaccine - Monday 1 July, 2019

Simon Harris calls on TDs to support his motion tackling vaccine 'myths'

Simon Harris has called for cross party support for the motion.

# vaccine - Thursday 27 June, 2019

HPV: Major new study shows cancer-causing virus 'significantly reduced' after vaccine

Two types of HPV that cause 70% of cervical cancers were significantly reduced after vaccination.

# vaccine - Friday 21 June, 2019

Unions claim rollout of HPV vaccine for boys is in doubt over staffing levels within the HSE HSE

Unions claim rollout of HPV vaccine for boys is in doubt over staffing levels within the HSE

Health Minister Simon Harris said the programme would go ahead in September as planned.

# vaccine - Friday 24 May, 2019

Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout

Rotavirus disease is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in children.

# vaccine - Friday 26 April, 2019

Meningitis C vaccination rates of 'critical concern' as anti-vax sentiment pushes take-up rates below targets

Targets for immunisation were over 20% below what they were supposed to be in some parts of the country.

# vaccine - Sunday 7 April, 2019

More than 80 cases now before High Court over swine flu vaccine

A solicitor handling many of the cases said the slow process is “very frustrating” for his clients.

# vaccine - Sunday 31 March, 2019

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools

Most people agree with this stance but almost one in five are unsure, according to an opinion poll.

# vaccine - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Unvaccinated children banned from public places in New York suburb following measles outbreak

The extreme measure is to last for 30 days.

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