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# vaccine - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Q&A: Answers to reader questions about the Covid-19 vaccine and Ireland's rollout plans
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Q&A: Answers to reader questions about the Covid-19 vaccine and Ireland's rollout plans

Dec 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 42,656 Views 29 Comments
  • We've been putting your questions to the experts and relevant government agencies as part of this new Q&A series.
  • In this first article we're addressing questions concerning people with serious medical conditions, indemnity and cold chain transport - amongst other subjects.

# vaccine - Friday 11 December, 2020

Public asked to fill out HSE survey on how they feel about the Covid vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Public asked to fill out HSE survey on how they feel about the Covid vaccine

Dec 11th 2020, 9:50 PM 27,694 Views 23 Comments

The survey is running for a week, and will inform the HSE’s information campaign.

Taskforce had 'positive' discussions with Data Protection Commission about vaccine tracking system
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Taskforce had 'positive' discussions with Data Protection Commission about vaccine tracking system

Dec 11th 2020, 11:34 AM 6,556 Views 5 Comments

A company to provide the IT system is expected to be selected shortly.

# vaccine - Thursday 10 December, 2020

US expert panel recommends approval of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

US expert panel recommends approval of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine

Updated Dec 10th 2020, 10:50 PM 19,734 Views 37 Comments

A final FDA decision is expected within days.

Debunked: No, Pfizer's head of research did not say the Covid vaccine is 'female sterilisation'
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Pfizer's head of research did not say the Covid vaccine is 'female sterilisation'

Dec 10th 2020, 6:13 PM 30,137 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts making the claim have been shared thousands of times in recent days.

HSE will call on 'influential groups' to encourage people to get Covid-19 vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE will call on 'influential groups' to encourage people to get Covid-19 vaccine

Dec 10th 2020, 5:28 PM 11,152 Views 43 Comments

CEO Paul Reid said the HSE wants to stay ‘well ahead’ of anti vaccination campaigns and get clear and precise information to people.

EU medicines regulator says data 'looks robust' as it plans toward Pfizer vaccine approval by end of month
# EMA
# EMA

EU medicines regulator says data 'looks robust' as it plans toward Pfizer vaccine approval by end of month

Dec 10th 2020, 4:31 PM 12,447 Views 8 Comments

A decision on the approval of the Pfizer/BioNtech is due on 29 December.

Government to consider prioritising under-18s with health conditions for Covid-19 vaccine
# Sequencing
# Sequencing

Government to consider prioritising under-18s with health conditions for Covid-19 vaccine

Dec 10th 2020, 3:20 PM 8,523 Views 12 Comments

Under-18s are currently listed in the final grouping.

Irish regulator says appropriate advice will be given if Pfizer vaccine approved after UK allergy warning
# Allergic Reaction
# Allergic Reaction

Irish regulator says appropriate advice will be given if Pfizer vaccine approved after UK allergy warning

Dec 10th 2020, 6:15 AM 27,957 Views 24 Comments

The adverse reactions which prompted the allergy warning in the UK are likely to be taken into the consideration by the EU regulatory body.

# vaccine - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Canada’s health regulator approves Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Canada’s health regulator approves Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine

Dec 9th 2020, 6:26 PM 10,419 Views 15 Comments

The vaccine has already been approved by the UK and officials expect US approval within days.

UK regulators warn people with history of serious allergic reactions not to have Pfizer/BioNTech jab
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

UK regulators warn people with history of serious allergic reactions not to have Pfizer/BioNTech jab

Dec 9th 2020, 12:36 PM 26,190 Views 55 Comments

Two people who had the jab yesterday had allergic reactions.

Clinical trials, mRNA, herd immunity? - a glossary of Covid-19 vaccine terms
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Clinical trials, mRNA, herd immunity? - a glossary of Covid-19 vaccine terms

Dec 9th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,241 Views 11 Comments

The Government has announced its allocation strategy, publishing a list of groups in order of priority.

# vaccine - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Fermanagh grandmother who was the first to receive Pfizer vaccine advises others to 'do what I did'
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Fermanagh grandmother who was the first to receive Pfizer vaccine advises others to 'do what I did'

Updated Dec 8th 2020, 7:50 PM 51,539 Views 53 Comments

Margaret Keenan said: “If I can have it at 90 then you can have it too… Go for it.”

Covid-19 vaccine won't be available privately in Ireland as part of roll-out
# State Jabs
# State Jabs

Covid-19 vaccine won't be available privately in Ireland as part of roll-out

Dec 8th 2020, 6:11 PM 28,538 Views 20 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said we couldn’t have non-state bodies “off doing their own thing”.

First full peer-reviewed results find Oxford vaccine is safe and between 70% to 90% effective
# Phase 3
# Phase 3

First full peer-reviewed results find Oxford vaccine is safe and between 70% to 90% effective

Dec 8th 2020, 4:05 PM 13,780 Views 35 Comments

Most participants in the trials analysed so far are aged 18-55.

When will everyone be vaccinated? Government unveils roll-out plan
# The Way Forward
# The Way Forward

When will everyone be vaccinated? Government unveils roll-out plan

Updated Dec 8th 2020, 1:04 PM 187,007 Views 185 Comments
  • Care home residents over the age of 65, frontline healthcare workers, and people over the age of 65 first in line to get vaccine
  • Government to outline wider strategy for vaccinating the Irish public with report due from task force this Friday
First Covid-19 vaccine in Northern Ireland to be administered today
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

First Covid-19 vaccine in Northern Ireland to be administered today

Dec 8th 2020, 12:15 AM 5,812 Views 2 Comments

The Pfizer/BioNTech dose will be administered at 8am at a mass vaccination centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

Care home residents, frontline workers and over 70s set to be first in vaccine sequencing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Care home residents, frontline workers and over 70s set to be first in vaccine sequencing

Dec 8th 2020, 12:02 AM 20,370 Views 19 Comments
  • Ministers meet this morning to consider the plan.
  • The first Covid-19 vaccination in Northern Ireland is to take place today.

# vaccine - Monday 7 December, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine to be given to the elderly, carers and hospital staff in UK from tomorrow
# Pfizer BioNTech
# Pfizer BioNTech

Covid-19 vaccine to be given to the elderly, carers and hospital staff in UK from tomorrow

Dec 7th 2020, 8:05 PM 14,590 Views 14 Comments

Vaccinations will be administered at dozens of hospital hubs from Tuesday.

# vaccine - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Covid-19: Russia begins inoculating 'high risk' workers with Sputnik V vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Russia begins inoculating 'high risk' workers with Sputnik V vaccine

Dec 5th 2020, 11:11 AM 21,039 Views 23 Comments

Health officials have opened 70 vaccine centres in Moscow.

# vaccine - Friday 4 December, 2020

Taoiseach says he is willing to publicly receive Covid-19 vaccine, but not as 'some sort of PR opportunity'
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Taoiseach says he is willing to publicly receive Covid-19 vaccine, but not as 'some sort of PR opportunity'

Dec 4th 2020, 4:41 PM 31,219 Views 75 Comments

US president-elect Joe Biden said he would be willing to be vaccinated in public after a vaccine is approved.

# vaccine - Thursday 3 December, 2020

HSE says it's 'realistic' to expect Ireland will begin vaccination programme in early days of January
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE says it's 'realistic' to expect Ireland will begin vaccination programme in early days of January

Dec 3rd 2020, 5:15 PM 17,832 Views 40 Comments

CEO Paul Reid said it will still be “some time” before a vaccine is our main line of defence against the virus.

Workers in high-risk environments like meat factories could be one of the first groups to get the vaccine
# Vaccine Roll Out
# Vaccine Roll Out

Workers in high-risk environments like meat factories could be one of the first groups to get the vaccine

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:49 PM 10,772 Views 15 Comments

Government will decide on who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first next week.

EU agency insists it has the 'most appropriate' vaccine regulation process after UK approves Pfizer jab
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

EU agency insists it has the 'most appropriate' vaccine regulation process after UK approves Pfizer jab

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:04 AM 16,223 Views 37 Comments

The UK formally approved the vaccine yesterday.

# vaccine - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine should be free as nine freezer trucks arrive in Ireland
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine should be free as nine freezer trucks arrive in Ireland

Updated Dec 2nd 2020, 7:55 PM 105,268 Views 139 Comments

The Taoiseach said the low temperature fridges are being stored in Citywest before being distributed around the country.

First NI Covid-19 vaccinations due to take place next week
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

First NI Covid-19 vaccinations due to take place next week

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:57 PM 16,096 Views 26 Comments

Minister Robin Swann said 70% of the population will need to be immune before life fully returns to normal.

Donnelly says UK and EU 'only a few weeks apart' on vaccine approval
# Pfizer Vaccine
# Pfizer Vaccine

Donnelly says UK and EU 'only a few weeks apart' on vaccine approval

Dec 2nd 2020, 5:18 PM 10,204 Views 25 Comments

The vaccine has been authorised by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) for emergency use.

Covid-19: How does the new Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: How does the new Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work?

Dec 2nd 2020, 10:01 AM 30,125 Views 75 Comments

News of the vaccine’s approval has been celebrated as a landmark moment in the fight against Covid-19.

Explainer: How has a Covid-19 vaccine been approved so quickly in the UK?
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Explainer: How has a Covid-19 vaccine been approved so quickly in the UK?

Dec 2nd 2020, 8:43 AM 35,838 Views 45 Comments

The UK has formally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19.

UK formally approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK formally approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19

Dec 2nd 2020, 7:24 AM 21,710 Views 55 Comments

The UK has become the first western country to licence a vaccine against he virus.

# vaccine - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Cabinet agrees to purchase 875,000 doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine
# Moderna
# Moderna

Cabinet agrees to purchase 875,000 doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

Dec 1st 2020, 6:10 AM 27,985 Views 40 Comments

The Cabinet is also due to be updated on the progress to date of the Government’s new task force on the delivery of vaccines.

# vaccine - Monday 30 November, 2020

Moderna seeks European and US approval for coronavirus vaccine
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Moderna seeks European and US approval for coronavirus vaccine

Nov 30th 2020, 5:01 PM 16,739 Views 89 Comments

Results suggest the vaccine gives high levels of protection against the virus.

# vaccine - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine by December 'unlikely'
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine by December 'unlikely'

Nov 29th 2020, 1:48 PM 25,460 Views 92 Comments

Stephen Donnelly has said that a vaccine will likely be available in Ireland early in 2021.

# vaccine - Friday 27 November, 2020

UK government asks regulator to assess AstraZeneca vaccine in 'first step' towards roll-out
# Oxford
# Oxford

UK government asks regulator to assess AstraZeneca vaccine in 'first step' towards roll-out

Nov 27th 2020, 7:30 AM 9,540 Views 6 Comments

The UK government has pre-ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine.

# vaccine - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Astrazeneca says it may need to conduct 'additional study' of its Covid vaccine after questions emerge
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Astrazeneca says it may need to conduct 'additional study' of its Covid vaccine after questions emerge

Nov 26th 2020, 5:03 PM 33,591 Views 20 Comments

CEO Pascal Soriot said more studies may be needed to provide clarity on its data.

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain

Nov 26th 2020, 1:15 PM 17,178 Views 24 Comments

Dr Ryan said he doesn’t “envy” the Irish government and there are “no easy answers”.

# vaccine - Monday 23 November, 2020

Pharmacists urge Government to extend free flu vaccine to teenagers
# Pharmacy Union
# Pharmacy Union

Pharmacists urge Government to extend free flu vaccine to teenagers

Nov 23rd 2020, 6:03 PM 20,452 Views 37 Comments

The uptake of the nasal flu vaccine has reportedly been low.

'All hands on deck': Strategy for roll-out of Covid vaccine to be given to government by 11 December
# Vaccine Taskforce
# Vaccine Taskforce

'All hands on deck': Strategy for roll-out of Covid vaccine to be given to government by 11 December

Nov 23rd 2020, 1:38 PM 36,924 Views 83 Comments

The taskforce will today discuss what groups should get the vaccine first, and the plan for vaccinating healthcare workers.

Qantas boss says passengers will have to prove they have received a Covid-19 vaccine in order to travel
# Proof
# Proof

Qantas boss says passengers will have to prove they have received a Covid-19 vaccine in order to travel

Nov 23rd 2020, 1:28 PM 28,417 Views 84 Comments

Alan Joyce said the jab will be a “necessity” for travellers.

Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine can prevent 70% of people from developing virus, data shows
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine can prevent 70% of people from developing virus, data shows

Updated Nov 23rd 2020, 8:54 AM 38,671 Views 114 Comments

The vaccine has been developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.