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#Vaccine

# vaccine - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses
# Supplies
# Supplies

AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses

Apr 20th 2021, 8:19 PM 35,669 Views 46 Comments

The next delivery of 165,000 doses on 30 April will also be delayed.

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month

Apr 20th 2021, 6:45 AM 50,067 Views 35 Comments

The HSE is set to update the Oireachtas Health Committee on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout later today.

# vaccine - Friday 16 April, 2021

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts

Apr 16th 2021, 7:48 PM 12,214 Views 16 Comments

In Ireland, women who are between 14-33 weeks pregnant can get the Pfizer vaccine if they consult with their clinician.

# vaccine - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar
# Spacing Doses
# Spacing Doses

Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar

Apr 15th 2021, 11:23 AM 31,691 Views 64 Comments

Varadkar said the issue of spacing out the Pfizer doses is under consideration, but no decision has been taken yet.

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 10:03 AM 88,524 Views 60 Comments

Those aged 69 can register today and will be notified shortly about their appointments.

# vaccine - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar
# May The Fourth
# May The Fourth

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar

Apr 14th 2021, 8:48 PM 90,533 Views 92 Comments

Micheál Martin said that the vaccine programme is also “on track” in the wake of today’s Pfizer boost.

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement
# Good News
# Good News

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement

Updated Apr 14th 2021, 5:40 PM 76,934 Views 124 Comments
  • 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

# vaccine - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses
# Covid Vaccines
# Covid Vaccines

NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses

Apr 13th 2021, 10:53 PM 28,352 Views 50 Comments

The consideration is being made amid a serious disruption to Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

Johnson & Johnson postpones rollout of its vaccines to Europe as it reviews possible blood clot issue
# Janssen
# Janssen

Johnson & Johnson postpones rollout of its vaccines to Europe as it reviews possible blood clot issue

Updated Apr 13th 2021, 2:31 PM 108,784 Views 77 Comments

Six cases of a rare blood clot have been reported out of 6.8 million doses of the vaccine administered in the US.

Vaccine certs 'weeks away' as Irish people may get 'choice' of paper or digital cert
# Jab And Go
# Jab And Go

Vaccine certs 'weeks away' as Irish people may get 'choice' of paper or digital cert

Apr 13th 2021, 12:28 PM 32,006 Views 101 Comments

There is currently no internationally recognised Covid-19 vaccine certification process.

Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met
# Covid19
# Covid19

Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met

Apr 13th 2021, 9:59 AM 33,908 Views 98 Comments

The HSE is now assessing the impact of NIAC’s advice that the AstraZeneca vaccine should only be given to those over 60.

# vaccine - Friday 9 April, 2021

Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca
# Australia
# Australia

Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca

Apr 9th 2021, 7:09 AM 24,041 Views 47 Comments

The move follows the EMA saying it had found a ‘possible link’ between the AZ vaccine and rare blood clots.

# vaccine - Monday 5 April, 2021

SNAs call for priority access to Covid-19 vaccines
# Rollout
# Rollout

SNAs call for priority access to Covid-19 vaccines

Apr 5th 2021, 2:39 PM 24,704 Views 39 Comments

A union representative said many risk passing Covid-19 on to vulnerable students.

# vaccine - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs

Mar 31st 2021, 11:50 PM 30,147 Views 88 Comments

TDs have been hearing from teachers and other frontline workers unhappy with the changes.

Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April
# General Public
# General Public

Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April

Mar 31st 2021, 2:32 PM 33,823 Views 43 Comments

The biggest factor in mortality and severe illness from Covid-19 is age, said the Taoiseach.

# vaccine - Monday 29 March, 2021

Johnson & Johnson to deliver vaccine to Europe from 19 April
# You Only Get One Shot
# You Only Get One Shot

Johnson & Johnson to deliver vaccine to Europe from 19 April

Mar 29th 2021, 8:20 PM 106,540 Views 29 Comments

Ireland is due to receive 600,000 doses of the one-shot vaccine between April and June.

# vaccine - Sunday 28 March, 2021

HSE boss says breach of procedure by Beacon Hospital was a 'real body blow'
# Beacon Hospital
# Beacon Hospital

HSE boss says breach of procedure by Beacon Hospital was a 'real body blow'

Mar 28th 2021, 4:24 PM 36,792 Views 76 Comments

Paul Reid said there is no rationale as to why teachers in a private school were given the vaccine.

Ireland administers record number of vaccines for second day in a row
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ireland administers record number of vaccines for second day in a row

Mar 28th 2021, 12:21 PM 110,135 Views 97 Comments

A total of 27,427 doses were administered on Thursday.

Poll: Should Ireland accept surplus UK vaccines?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland accept surplus UK vaccines?

Mar 28th 2021, 11:08 AM 81,465 Views 128 Comments

Or should we stick to what we are already due to receive?

# vaccine - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Arlene Foster receives her first Covid-19 vaccine
# First Jab
# First Jab

Arlene Foster receives her first Covid-19 vaccine

Mar 27th 2021, 1:10 PM 29,041 Views 58 Comments

Northern Ireland’s programme has opened to the 50-and-over age cohort.

# vaccine - Thursday 25 March, 2021

AstraZeneca says vaccine 76% effective in updated US trial data
# Revised Down
# Revised Down

AstraZeneca says vaccine 76% effective in updated US trial data

Mar 25th 2021, 7:54 AM 25,666 Views 17 Comments

It remains 100% effective against severe Covid.

# vaccine - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

AstraZeneca may have used outdated information in trial – US health officials
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

AstraZeneca may have used outdated information in trial – US health officials

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:20 AM 25,342 Views 24 Comments

AstraZeneca reported on Monday that its Covid-19 vaccine provided strong protection among adults of all ages in a long-anticipated US study,

Opinion: What's the use in the public doing NPHET's 'a little bit more' if Government can do no better?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: What's the use in the public doing NPHET's 'a little bit more' if Government can do no better?

Mar 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 61,121 Views 67 Comments

Shubhangi Karmakar says the angry response to NPHET’s call last week was the last crack in the rift between public health and public opinion.

Irish regulator says government right to wait for EMA approval before using other vaccines
# Hpra
# Hpra

Irish regulator says government right to wait for EMA approval before using other vaccines

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 13,897 Views 23 Comments

Dr Lorraine Nolan also said the public can be assured the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe.

# vaccine - Monday 22 March, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine 100% effective against 'severe' Covid, data from US-led trial shows
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

AstraZeneca vaccine 100% effective against 'severe' Covid, data from US-led trial shows

Mar 22nd 2021, 9:10 AM 15,427 Views 22 Comments

The US-led study found no increased risk of blood clots.

# vaccine - Sunday 21 March, 2021

10% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine
# Rollout
# Rollout

10% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine

Mar 21st 2021, 11:55 AM 73,130 Views 194 Comments

Over 478,000 people have been administered a first dose.

# vaccine - Thursday 18 March, 2021

AstraZeneca is 'safe and effective' vaccine, says EMA, paving way for Ireland to begin using it again
# Decision
# Decision

AstraZeneca is 'safe and effective' vaccine, says EMA, paving way for Ireland to begin using it again

Mar 18th 2021, 4:16 PM 60,212 Views 119 Comments
  • Head of the EMA Emer Cooke said that the vaccine is safe and the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks.
  • World Health Organization experts have also recommended countries continue to use the AstraZeneca jab.

# vaccine - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Boris Johnson is to get his vaccine and 'it will certainly be Oxford/AstraZeneca'
# Best Of British
# Best Of British

Boris Johnson is to get his vaccine and 'it will certainly be Oxford/AstraZeneca'

Mar 17th 2021, 2:33 PM 18,919 Views 31 Comments

56-year-old Johnson is in Cohort 8 of the UK’s roll-out order.

# vaccine - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

EMA 'firmly convinced' benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of the side effects'
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

EMA 'firmly convinced' benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of the side effects'

Mar 16th 2021, 1:33 PM 17,275 Views 22 Comments

The EMA is continuing to carry out its investigation into the vaccine after reports of rare blood-clotting events.

EU Commission agrees delivery top-up with Pfizer/BioNTech - Ireland to receive additional 110,000 doses in second quarter
# Covid19
# Covid19

EU Commission agrees delivery top-up with Pfizer/BioNTech - Ireland to receive additional 110,000 doses in second quarter

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 12:32 PM 31,773 Views 36 Comments

The agreement would see an additional 10 million doses being delivered to member states over the next three months.

China to issue visas to foreigners who have taken Chinese vaccine
# Visas
# Visas

China to issue visas to foreigners who have taken Chinese vaccine

Mar 16th 2021, 8:14 AM 12,848 Views 26 Comments

The country has been closed to most foreigners since last March to stem the spread of coronavirus.

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,461 Views 29 Comments

The flu vaccine was free for children in Ireland for the first time in 2020.

# vaccine - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Malta, Hungary and Denmark topping EU vaccine tables - what can we learn from them?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Malta, Hungary and Denmark topping EU vaccine tables - what can we learn from them?

Mar 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 46,412 Views 59 Comments

Different approaches to the roll-out have been taken across the EU.

# vaccine - Friday 12 March, 2021

No change to AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine recommendations in Ireland after clot reports abroad, NIAC says
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

No change to AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine recommendations in Ireland after clot reports abroad, NIAC says

Updated Mar 12th 2021, 3:34 PM 20,792 Views 50 Comments

Denmark, Norway and Iceland paused the use of the vaccine as a precaution after isolated reports of recipients developing blood clots.

# vaccine - Thursday 11 March, 2021

The single-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine has been approved by the European Medicines Agency
# You Only Get One Shot
# You Only Get One Shot

The single-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine has been approved by the European Medicines Agency

Mar 11th 2021, 1:18 PM 69,175 Views 92 Comments
  • The is the fourth coronavirus vaccine given the green light by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)
  • The vaccine data was "robust and met the criteria for efficacy, safety and quality"
  • Ireland is set to received 600,000 initial doses but that could be hampered by supply issues
J&J vaccine to be approved today - but will supply issues hamper Ireland's progress?
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

J&J vaccine to be approved today - but will supply issues hamper Ireland's progress?

Mar 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,659 Views 76 Comments

The government has been told initial supplies in April and May will be smaller, with the majority of doses arriving in June.

# vaccine - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Serial Covid-19 testing in nursing homes showing positivity rate of just 0.2%, Reid says
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Serial Covid-19 testing in nursing homes showing positivity rate of just 0.2%, Reid says

Mar 10th 2021, 7:47 AM 11,807 Views 14 Comments

As of Saturday evening, there were 523,069 vaccine doses administered across the country.

# vaccine - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Paul Reid says Ireland is 'coming out of very challenging period' but is 'not out of the woods yet'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Paul Reid says Ireland is 'coming out of very challenging period' but is 'not out of the woods yet'

Mar 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,446 Views 55 Comments

The HSE CEO is due to tell the Oireachtas Health Committee that all major indicators of Covid-19 are now trending downwards.

# vaccine - Monday 8 March, 2021

New Zealand to use only Pfizer virus vaccine
# Pfizer
# Pfizer

New Zealand to use only Pfizer virus vaccine

Mar 8th 2021, 9:23 PM 49,409 Views 39 Comments

New Zealand has so far completed inoculations of only a few thousand people, mainly border workers.

# vaccine - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Explainer: Here's what we know about Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Here's what we know about Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine

Mar 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,154 Views 40 Comments

The vaccine is expected to get the green light from the EU regulator on Thursday.