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# Vaccine

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# janssen
People who received a J&J vaccine should get a booster after three months, NIAC recommends
The three-month interval is shorter than the five-month gap for the other vaccines.
# covid cert
Irish passport holders vaccinated outside the EU can now apply for an EU Covid Certificate
Adults who hold an Irish passport and are vaccinated with one of the four EMA approved vaccines can apply.
# Nuvaxovid
Pharma giant Novavax files for EU approval for Covid vaccine, decision expected 'within weeks'
If approved, it would be the fifth Covid jab authorised for use within the EU.
# debunked
Debunked: No, an Australian politician didn't resign over bribes from vaccine makers
The claim has been doing the rounds on social media in recent weeks.
# booster shots
Booster vaccine programme for over-60s to begin next week
A booster shot will only be given six months after a person received their second dose of the vaccine.
Those aged between 60-69 will get their booster shot at a mass vaccination centre, while GPs will administer the jabs to those aged between 70 to 79.
Booster shots will only be given to a person six months after the date of their second dose of the vaccine.
The Irish Pharmacy Union said the decision to exclude community pharmacies from the campaign is 'illogical'
From snake oil to government policy - the long and winding antigen test debate
Government to send antigen tests to fully vaccinated close contacts
# Covid-19
Construction workers have the lowest Covid vaccine uptake in the country
Data released by the stats body found that just 75% of construction workers have had their jabs.
# covid restrictions
Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor
An extract from The Journal’s coronavirus newsletter.
# Jabs
40,000 booster and extra Covid vaccines administered so far in Ireland
The programme was rolled out on 27 September.
# 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.
LeBron confirms vaccinated but 'not my job' to persuade others
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar had declined previously to say whether he had been vaccinated.
# sanofi
France's Sanofi stops work on mRNA Covid vaccine
The company said it will use the mRNA technology for vaccines against other pathogens,
# Trial Results
Pfizer says its Covid-19 vaccine is safe to use for children over age five
The vaccine would be administered at a lower dosage than for people over 12.
# Vaccine
HSE to update vaccine registration process for pregnant women after confusion over rollout
There were calls for clarity at the weekend as some pregnant women tried to get their jab at a walk-in clinic or register through the HSE helpline.
# Schools
Teachers not at increased risk of admission to hospital with Covid, study finds
When schools are open, the risk among teachers and other working-age adults is similar, research has shown.
# Nicole Cahill
Family hit out at use of deceased young woman's image by anti-vaccination groups
The woman’s family have rejected attempts to use her death in an anti-vaccine campaign.
# Pfizer
US FDA grants Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine full approval
The widely-administered vaccine had already been approved under an emergency use authorisation.
Almost 72,000 in 12-15 age group have received first Covid vaccine dose
There are 244 patients with Covid-19 in hospital today with 54 of those patients in ICU.
# Canada
Trudeau calls election as he seeks to capitalise on vaccination success
Trudeau has called for a vote on 20 September as his Liberal Party rides high in the polls
# Covid-19
'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated
Pregnant people cannot register for a Covid-19 vaccine prior to 14 weeks’ gestation.
# doubt
NFL star non-committal on vaccine after second Covid-19 bout
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was the 2019 MVP.
# covid19
Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about vaccine the roll-out to the 12-15 age cohort?
The portal is due to open for this age group on Thursday.
# walk-ins welcome
Walk-in Covid vaccination clinics are open this weekend - here's where they'll be
Last weekend over 30,000 people attended walk-in clinics.
# Coronavirus
Over 30,000 people attended Covid vaccination walk-in centres at weekend
“This initiative makes us beyond proud of younger people,” Paul Reid said.
# double jabbed
Explainer: Why you may have a second dose vaccine appointment sooner than recommended
The HSE says that a 17 day gap for Pfizer is “safe and effective”.
# Coronavirus
Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout
This will also extend to those who live with people with underlying conditions.
# Vaccine
Taoiseach makes appeal to young people: Get vaccinated and help defeat Covid-19
Currently everyone over the age of 18 can register for a vaccine.
# Indoor Hospitality
Planning to eat or drink indoors at a restaurant or bar today? Here's what you need to know
Bring your Covid cert, your ID and your face covering.
A maximum of six adults will be allowed at a table.
Customers will be asked for proof of immunity and photo ID before they are seated.
One person at the table will also have to provide contact details.
Some pubs and restaurants aren't reopening indoor dining over health and logistical concerns
Hospitality owners report online abuse and false bookings by Digital Covid Cert critics
# two doses
Over one million people in Northern Ireland are now fully vaccinated
70% of the adult population in Northern Ireland have received both doses.
# rollout
80% of adults now have at least one dose of a Covid vaccine
Two out of every three adults are fully vaccinated.
# Health Committee
People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days
Over 34,000 calls were made to the new Digital Covid Certificate helpline yesterday alone.
# stalling
Northern Ireland Chief Scientific Officer ‘very concerned’ at Covid vaccine rates
Just 56% of the 18-29 age group have come forward for a jab.
# rollout
FactFind: Is Ireland leading the EU vaccine race?
A tweet by the Taoiseach lacked some context on exactly how well Ireland is performing.
# Jabs
'Software change' enables 18 to 24-year-olds to book vaccine appointments before HSE portal opens
Registration through the HSE portal for that age group opens officially on Monday.
# hospitalisations
Since the end of March, only one fully vaccinated person has been in ICU with Covid-19
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said the vast majority of those in ICU didn’t have any vaccine protection.
# factcheck
Debunked: No, the Covid-19 vaccine figures don't include missed appointments
An independent TD claimed that the official vaccine figures refer to the number of appointments made rather than doses administered.
# gift of the jab
Vaccine registration is open today for people aged 30-34 - here's what you need to know
Registration for this cohort had initially been planned for Friday, but the date was moved forward.
'I can’t risk my son’s life': Families with vulnerable teenagers left waiting for answers on vaccine access
A report by
Lauren Boland
The Taoiseach has asked Niac to give advice on vaccinating children with underlying conditions.
For families with vulnerable teenagers, life has been put on hold while they wait for a vaccine, Lauren Boland reports.
The European Medicines Agency approved the Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15s over a month ago, but it hasn't been actioned in Ireland.
The Taoiseach has asked Niac to give advice on vaccinating children with underlying conditions.
# janssen
Data shows Johnson and Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine is effective against Delta variant
The Delta variant is now responsible for around 70% of cases in Ireland.
# Covid-19
Large numbers will need vaccine booster shots later this year and into next year, Cabinet hears
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly got government approval to purchase millions of vaccine doses for use in 2022.
# Vaccination
London stadiums transformed into giant Covid jab clinics on ‘super Saturday’
Smaller events are also taking place in local community venues.