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# Vaccine

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# Win/Win
AstraZeneca and European Commission both claim victory in vaccine court case
AstraZeneca has been ordered to deliver 50 million more doses by the end of September.
# covid19
Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine roll-out to the 35-39 age cohort?
Registration for this group will be open from Sunday.
# roll-out
HSE says progress through 35-39 age group will be 'slower' due to volumes and vaccine supplies
People in this age cohort will be able to register for their vaccine from Sunday.
Vaccine hesitancy linked to lack of knowledge on benefits of jab, study suggests
People who are less likely to follow news coverage about Covid-19 are more likely to be vaccine hesitant, the research found.
# lectures on-site
Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet
Cabinet will also consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.
# Vaccines
US tells J&J millions of vaccine doses can't be used due to possible contamination
In a statement, the FDA said “several” batches of vaccine manufactured at a facility in Baltimore are not suitable for use.
# European Medicines Agency
EU advises against AstraZeneca vaccine for people with blood vessel syndrome
The European Medicines Agency said it reviewed cases of six people who had capillary leak syndrome after they had received the vaccine.
# Progress
Covid vaccines: Three million doses have been administered in Ireland
Around 25% of the adult population are fully vaccinated.
# Comirnaty
Ireland to receive extra Pfizer vaccines after EMA approves additional manufacturing
The approval is expected to have “a significant and immediate impact” on the supply of Comirnaty.
# sinovac
WHO gives green light to second Covid-19 vaccine developed in China
The World Health Organisation has approved the Sinovac vaccine for emergency use.
# Coronavirus
Half of all adults in Ireland have now received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine
Ireland’s vaccine rollout continues to build momentum.
# approved
Pregnant women offered Pfizer or Moderna vaccines after committee recommendation
The HSE said information they had so far showed the Covid-19 vaccines did not have any negative effect on babies in the womb.
# vaccine target
Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'
The State had believed it would receive 470,000 Janssen doses but that is now looking, at best, more like 235,000.
Health Minister accused of 'dropping a bombshell' in the Dáil
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says the government will provide 'revised targets' tomorrow
Ireland likely to only receive half of the planned 470,000 J&J doses by end of June
HSE says 2.6 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered to date
Government trails 'positive announcement' as Cabinet sub-committee meets to decide on easing restrictions
Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'
# Winner winner
Ohio announces first million dollar vaccine lottery winner
More than 2.7 million adults signed up for the prize and over 104,000 children aged 12 to 17 entered the draw for a college scholarship.
# 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.
# uptake
Only 4% of people in Ireland say they will refuse a Covid-19 vaccine
88% intend to receive a vaccine – or already have.
People in England aged 33 and 32 can book their Covid-19 vaccine from today
The NHS is urging everyone who is eligible to take up their jab at one of the 1,600 locations across the country.
# happening today
Reader Q&A: The vaccine portal is open for those aged 45 to 49 - here's what you need to know
People aged 40-49 are expected to be offered a choice of AstraZeneca/J&J or waiting for an mRNA vaccine.
Some people in this cohort will be able to receive a first dose by the end of the month, Michelle Hennessy reports.
The choice will be between AstraZeneca/J&J or waiting longer for an mRNA vaccine.
The risk of a rare blood clotting event is between four and ten in one million.
People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine
# covid19
Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?
It is expected that this age cohort will be offered a choice between the AZ and J&J vaccines or an mRNA vaccine.
# Vaccines
People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine
The HSE’s Colm Henry said the latest vaccine administration advice was received over the weekend.
# Covid-19
‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, Matt Hancock says
The British Health Secretary said it is “appropriate” to push on with the major easing of lockdown in England.
# Milestone
Two millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine set to be administered in Ireland today
HSE CEO Paul Reid confirmed the news at this afternoon’s HSE Covid-19 press briefing.
# Covid-19
Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines
Experts have suggested that new variants could potentially escape the protection afforded by the vaccines.
# Vaccines
Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days
Dr Tony Holohan said he expects to receive an updated recommendation from NIAC in the coming days.
# Vaccines
No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech
BioNTech has developed a “comprehensive strategy” to address any variants in the future should they arise.
# booster
Ireland to get 4.9m doses of Pfizer/BioNTech in both 2022 and 2023
Cabinet were told that booster shots may be required.
# Vaccine
EMA begins review of China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine
A formal application for marketing authorisation has not yet been submitted.
# excess doses
Relatives of gardaí received excess vaccines from a Kildare clinic
Serving gardaí had been permitted to accept excess vaccines since March.
# new jab
Leo Varadkar has been administering vaccines at a Dublin mass vaccination centre
He said earlier this year that he was available to help the HSE.
# Vaccines
'We want to have families left to go back to': Medics here say Ireland must help India tackle huge Covid-19 wave
Indian healthcare workers in Ireland are “sacrificing ever seeing some family again” in order to care for people here amid the pandemic.
# Vaccines
People in 60-64 age bracket invited to register online for Covid-19 vaccine
As of Wednesday night, more than 147,000 people have registered for their vaccine.
# covid19
National Ambulance Service to increase number of fleets for vaccination of housebound over 70s
Everyone in this cohort will be contacted over the next week by the HSE.
# Cabinet
Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs
More vaccinators will need to be recruited to as we head into the summer months, Cabinet was told today.
# Supplies
AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses
The next delivery of 165,000 doses on 30 April will also be delayed.
# Oireachtas Committee
15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month
The HSE is set to update the Oireachtas Health Committee on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout later today.
# Covid-19
Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts
In Ireland, women who are between 14-33 weeks pregnant can get the Pfizer vaccine if they consult with their clinician.
# spacing doses
Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar
Varadkar said the issue of spacing out the Pfizer doses is under consideration, but no decision has been taken yet.
# covid19
Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works
Those aged 69 can register today and will be notified shortly about their appointments.
# may the fourth
'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar
Micheál Martin said that the vaccine programme is also “on track” in the wake of today’s Pfizer boost.
# good news
Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement
The EU is turning more heavily to BioNTech/Pfizer to make up for the suspended Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Pfizer is bringing forward the delivery of 50 million doses to the EU starting this month
The EU is negotiating with for 1.8 billion doses of a 'second-generation' of its vaccine to combat variants
NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses
HSE cancels AstraZeneca vaccine appointments for rest of this week