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#Vaccine

# vaccine - Friday 20 November, 2020

Taoiseach: Covid vaccine could be a 'wonderful Christmas voucher' for next year
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# All I Want For Christmas

Taoiseach: Covid vaccine could be a 'wonderful Christmas voucher' for next year

Nov 20th 2020, 8:26 PM 56,294 Views 67 Comments

Micheál Martin told Virgin Media that the Covid-19 vaccine “gives us hope, and enables us to say, ‘let’s double down’.”

Americans face growing raft of Covid-19 restrictions as emergency vaccine request to be filed
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# Vaccine

Americans face growing raft of Covid-19 restrictions as emergency vaccine request to be filed

Nov 20th 2020, 7:25 AM 15,755 Views 4 Comments

An emergency use authorisation request for the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is expected to be filed today.

# vaccine - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Covid-19: European Union 'could approve' two vaccines by the middle of December
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: European Union 'could approve' two vaccines by the middle of December

Nov 19th 2020, 10:28 PM 22,876 Views 93 Comments

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced the possibility today.

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults, study finds
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# Vaccine

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults, study finds

Nov 19th 2020, 7:24 AM 19,670 Views 33 Comments

According to researchers, volunteers in the trial demonstrated similar immune responses across all age groups.

# vaccine - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is 95% effective with no serious side effects, according to trial results
# Pfizer
# Pfizer

Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is 95% effective with no serious side effects, according to trial results

Nov 18th 2020, 11:58 AM 41,043 Views 188 Comments

The vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries.

# vaccine - Monday 16 November, 2020

Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine

Nov 16th 2020, 6:31 PM 25,962 Views 60 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen confirmed the deal would be signed in a video message today.

# vaccine - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Explainer: Which Covid-19 vaccines could Ireland get and how prepared are we for the roll-out?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Explainer: Which Covid-19 vaccines could Ireland get and how prepared are we for the roll-out?

Nov 14th 2020, 9:30 AM 45,862 Views 103 Comments

The European Commission has signed agreements with four companies so far.

Trust in vaccines vital to halting pandemic, warns WHO
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Trust in vaccines vital to halting pandemic, warns WHO

Nov 14th 2020, 8:50 AM 19,736 Views 82 Comments

A vaccine won’t be able to stop Covid-19 if people are reluctant to take it, a top WHO expert has said.

# vaccine - Friday 13 November, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine should be available to Irish public by mid-2021, Martin says
# SARS-CoV-2
# SARS-CoV-2

Coronavirus vaccine should be available to Irish public by mid-2021, Martin says

Nov 13th 2020, 3:37 PM 57,914 Views 124 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said it would be available to priority groups before then.

# vaccine - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

High-level taskforce created to oversee Covid-19 vaccine roll out in Ireland
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# Vaccine

High-level taskforce created to oversee Covid-19 vaccine roll out in Ireland

Nov 11th 2020, 3:49 PM 28,607 Views 54 Comments

People who are most vulnerable to Covid-19 will be the immediate priority of government.

# vaccine - Monday 9 November, 2020

Concern about Denmark's mutated coronavirus strain as testing begins at Irish mink farms
# Covid19
# Covid19

Concern about Denmark's mutated coronavirus strain as testing begins at Irish mink farms

Nov 9th 2020, 8:54 PM 32,209 Views 43 Comments

As the worlds largest producer of mink fur, Denmark has 1,080 mink farms, with Covid-19 being detected on 207 of them.

'A watershed moment': Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is '90% effective' in preventing the illness, company says
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# Vaccine

'A watershed moment': Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is '90% effective' in preventing the illness, company says

Updated Nov 9th 2020, 3:30 PM 116,004 Views 285 Comments

The results are in from its phase three trial.

# vaccine - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

15-year-old settles case with State and pharmaceutical company over side-effects from swine flu vaccine
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# Pandemrix

15-year-old settles case with State and pharmaceutical company over side-effects from swine flu vaccine

Nov 4th 2020, 5:47 PM 39,237 Views 0 Comments

Ben Blackwell from Ratoath in Co Meath won damages in the High Court today.

# vaccine - Monday 2 November, 2020

Pfizer 'cautiously optimistic' about getting vaccine approval by the end of November
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pfizer 'cautiously optimistic' about getting vaccine approval by the end of November

Nov 2nd 2020, 1:14 PM 48,066 Views 70 Comments

Any circulation of the vaccine in 2020 “will be very, very minimal”, says Dr Paul Duffy, Vice President of Pfizer Global Supply.

# vaccine - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Trials of Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine showed 'strong immune responses' in adults, researchers say
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Trials of Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine showed 'strong immune responses' in adults, researchers say

Oct 27th 2020, 7:20 AM 61,328 Views 61 Comments

This vaccine from Astrazeneca and Oxford University is being tested in various locations around the world.

# vaccine - Monday 26 October, 2020

Over half of people in Ireland would take a Covid-19 vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Over half of people in Ireland would take a Covid-19 vaccine

Oct 26th 2020, 9:31 AM 46,552 Views 167 Comments

Results from a number of vaccine trials have been encouraging and some are aiming to file for authorisation as early as November.

# vaccine - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Dr Fauci says effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccine could be known before end of year
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Dr Fauci says effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccine could be known before end of year

Oct 25th 2020, 12:13 PM 37,255 Views 86 Comments

The US’s top infectious disease specialist said such knowledge could arrive by the end of November or beginning of December.

# vaccine - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Explainer: How close are we to a Covid-19 vaccine?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: How close are we to a Covid-19 vaccine?

Oct 24th 2020, 12:10 AM 56,823 Views 78 Comments

Although the research is by no means complete, there is a strong sense of optimism in the medical and scientific community.

# vaccine - Friday 16 October, 2020

China's Covid-19 vaccine candidate is safe and prompts antibody response - early results from study
# SARS-CoV-2
# SARS-CoV-2

China's Covid-19 vaccine candidate is safe and prompts antibody response - early results from study

Oct 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 52,449 Views 73 Comments

This vaccine includes the killed virus mixed with aluminium hydroxide, which is known to boost immune responses.

# vaccine - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Leading Covid-19 vaccine trial resumes in Japan but not US
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Leading Covid-19 vaccine trial resumes in Japan but not US

Oct 3rd 2020, 11:07 AM 26,633 Views 8 Comments

A leader behind the vaccine said it could be ready by the end of the year despite the pause.

# vaccine - Friday 2 October, 2020

Some 'frustration' caused by rescheduling of non-priority flu jabs, Irish Pharmacy Union says
# Flu Vaccine
# Flu Vaccine

Some 'frustration' caused by rescheduling of non-priority flu jabs, Irish Pharmacy Union says

Oct 2nd 2020, 6:08 PM 27,884 Views 6 Comments

Boots is rescheduling some not at-risk flu jab appointments due to delay in the vaccines arriving.

# vaccine - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Irish Pharmacy Union welcomes ability to give flu vaccine off-site
# Flu Jab
# Flu Jab

Irish Pharmacy Union welcomes ability to give flu vaccine off-site

Oct 1st 2020, 1:40 PM 24,051 Views 8 Comments

Pharmacists will be able to give people the flu jab outside the pharmacy premises.

# vaccine - Monday 28 September, 2020

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know

Sep 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,048 Views 27 Comments

“The flu vaccine is one of the safest vaccines we have, it’s one of the oldest vaccines we have,” a GP said.

# vaccine - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?

Sep 27th 2020, 9:17 AM 87,132 Views 137 Comments

The flu vaccine without charge has been extended to a number of additional groups this year.

# vaccine - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Thousands of people in China given Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use despite concerns
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Thousands of people in China given Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use despite concerns

Sep 26th 2020, 11:39 AM 50,621 Views 31 Comments

The Chinese vaccines have been administered before final regulatory approval for general use.

# vaccine - Friday 25 September, 2020

Novavax seeks 10,000 UK volunteers as it begins Covid-19 vaccine trial
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Novavax seeks 10,000 UK volunteers as it begins Covid-19 vaccine trial

Sep 25th 2020, 8:49 AM 29,970 Views 47 Comments

It is the eleventh Covid-19 vaccine candidate to reach the Phase 3 stage globally.

# vaccine - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for mass vaccinations
# United States
# United States

Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for mass vaccinations

Sep 17th 2020, 6:58 AM 33,862 Views 42 Comments

“We think we can start sometime in October,” US President Trump claimed.

# vaccine - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial resumes after UK green light
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# Vaccine

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial resumes after UK green light

Sep 12th 2020, 3:53 PM 35,618 Views 25 Comments

AstraZeneca announced on Wednesday it had “voluntarily paused” its trial of the vaccine.

# vaccine - Friday 4 September, 2020

Russian Covid-19 vaccine shows 'no serious adverse affects' in preliminary study
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Russian Covid-19 vaccine shows 'no serious adverse affects' in preliminary study

Sep 4th 2020, 6:11 PM 35,094 Views 42 Comments

Russia surprised the world when it announced the development of a vaccine last month.

# vaccine - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Covid-19: The treatment and vaccine candidates showing promising results
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# Trials

Covid-19: The treatment and vaccine candidates showing promising results

Aug 25th 2020, 10:15 PM 62,585 Views 78 Comments

There may be enough data on the Oxford vaccine to put it before regulators this year.

Winter flu vaccine campaign gears up to prevent 'dual outbreaks' of influenza and Covid-19
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# Flu Season

Winter flu vaccine campaign gears up to prevent 'dual outbreaks' of influenza and Covid-19

Aug 25th 2020, 12:03 AM 40,948 Views 68 Comments

For the first time, children aged 2-12 are also entitled to a free flu vaccine.

# vaccine - Friday 21 August, 2020

Pandemic could be ended in less than two years, says WHO
# Fingers Crossed
# Fingers Crossed

Pandemic could be ended in less than two years, says WHO

Aug 21st 2020, 10:52 PM 70,528 Views 149 Comments

The prediction comes amid a spike in cases across Europe.

# vaccine - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Australia's prime minister says any Covid-19 vaccine should be 'as mandatory as you can possibly make it'
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# Coronavirus

Australia's prime minister says any Covid-19 vaccine should be 'as mandatory as you can possibly make it'

Aug 19th 2020, 7:46 AM 24,744 Views 92 Comments

Scott Morrison made the comments after Australia reached a deal to manufacture a “promising” vaccine in development.

# vaccine - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Nearly 70% of people would take a Covid-19 vaccine, according to new poll
# Survey
# Survey

Nearly 70% of people would take a Covid-19 vaccine, according to new poll

Aug 4th 2020, 11:50 AM 23,776 Views 87 Comments

The poll surveyed 2,000 people in July.

# vaccine - Monday 3 August, 2020

WHO says there may never be a 'silver bullet' for new coronavirus
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# Dr Tedros

WHO says there may never be a 'silver bullet' for new coronavirus

Aug 3rd 2020, 1:32 PM 80,138 Views 154 Comments

WHO director-general Dr Tedros urged governments to focus on testing, distancing, and face masks.

# vaccine - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

UK govt signs deal with GSK and Sanofi for 60 million doses of potential Covid-19 vaccine
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# Vaccine

UK govt signs deal with GSK and Sanofi for 60 million doses of potential Covid-19 vaccine

Jul 29th 2020, 8:09 AM 22,680 Views 68 Comments

UK government agreements are now in place for 250 million doses of potential vaccines.

# vaccine - Monday 27 July, 2020

Thousands of volunteers begin tests of US government’s Covid-19 vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Thousands of volunteers begin tests of US government’s Covid-19 vaccine

Jul 27th 2020, 1:06 PM 17,578 Views 31 Comments

It is one of several candidates to find a cure for the pandemic.

# vaccine - Friday 24 July, 2020

Debunked: No, the HSE has not banned a Covid-19 treatment in order to later 'push' a vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Debunked: No, the HSE has not banned a Covid-19 treatment in order to later 'push' a vaccine

Jul 24th 2020, 10:00 PM 19,756 Views 32 Comments

A widely shared Facebook post incorrectly claims that medications which ‘cure’ the virus have been banned in Ireland.

# vaccine - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

The Explainer: How close is a Covid-19 vaccine?
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# Podcast

The Explainer: How close is a Covid-19 vaccine?

Jul 21st 2020, 6:00 PM 22,965 Views 17 Comments

We speak to one of the Oxford researchers working on a vaccine that has seen good results so far.

# vaccine - Monday 20 July, 2020

Coronavirus: Vaccine found to be 'safe and induces an immune reaction' in early stages of UK trial
# SARS-CoV-2
# SARS-CoV-2

Coronavirus: Vaccine found to be 'safe and induces an immune reaction' in early stages of UK trial

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 4:03 PM 50,256 Views 75 Comments

Researchers at Oxford University described the results as encouraging but said “there is still much work to be done”.