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# Vaccine

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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
NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses
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
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
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
The HSE is now assessing the impact of NIAC’s advice that the AstraZeneca vaccine should only be given to those over 60.
Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca
The move follows the EMA saying it had found a ‘possible link’ between the AZ vaccine and rare blood clots.
SNAs call for priority access to Covid-19 vaccines
A union representative said many risk passing Covid-19 on to vulnerable students.
Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs
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
The biggest factor in mortality and severe illness from Covid-19 is age, said the Taoiseach.
Johnson & Johnson to deliver vaccine to Europe from 19 April
Ireland is due to receive 600,000 doses of the one-shot vaccine between April and June.
HSE boss says breach of procedure by Beacon Hospital was a 'real body blow'
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
A total of 27,427 doses were administered on Thursday.
Poll: Should Ireland accept surplus UK vaccines?
Or should we stick to what we are already due to receive?
Arlene Foster receives her first Covid-19 vaccine
Northern Ireland’s programme has opened to the 50-and-over age cohort.
AstraZeneca says vaccine 76% effective in updated US trial data
It remains 100% effective against severe Covid.
AstraZeneca may have used outdated information in trial – US health officials
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?
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
Dr Lorraine Nolan also said the public can be assured the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe.
AstraZeneca vaccine 100% effective against 'severe' Covid, data from US-led trial shows
The US-led study found no increased risk of blood clots.
10% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine
Over 478,000 people have been administered a first dose.
AstraZeneca is 'safe and effective' vaccine, says EMA, paving way for Ireland to begin using it again
Head of the EMA Emer Cooke said that the vaccine is safe and the benefits outweigh the risks.
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.
HSE will 'immediately endeavour' to begin using AstraZeneca jab again if EMA gives all clear
Covid-19 reinfections are rare, but more common in people 65 and older, study finds
Boris Johnson is to get his vaccine and 'it will certainly be Oxford/AstraZeneca'
56-year-old Johnson is in Cohort 8 of the UK’s roll-out order.
EMA 'firmly convinced' benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of the side effects'
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
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
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
The flu vaccine was free for children in Ireland for the first time in 2020.
Malta, Hungary and Denmark topping EU vaccine tables - what can we learn from them?
Different approaches to the roll-out have been taken across the EU.
No change to AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine recommendations in Ireland after clot reports abroad, NIAC says
Denmark, Norway and Iceland paused the use of the vaccine as a precaution after isolated reports of recipients developing blood clots.
The single-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine has been approved by the European Medicines Agency
Governments across the EU have been eagerly awaiting its approval as they struggle to roll-out vaccinations on a large scale.
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?
Explainer: Here's what we know about Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine
J&J vaccine to be approved today - but will supply issues hamper Ireland's progress?
The government has been told initial supplies in April and May will be smaller, with the majority of doses arriving in June.
Serial Covid-19 testing in nursing homes showing positivity rate of just 0.2%, Reid says
As of Saturday evening, there were 523,069 vaccine doses administered across the country.
Paul Reid says Ireland is 'coming out of very challenging period' but is 'not out of the woods yet'
The HSE CEO is due to tell the Oireachtas Health Committee that all major indicators of Covid-19 are now trending downwards.
New Zealand to use only Pfizer virus vaccine
New Zealand has so far completed inoculations of only a few thousand people, mainly border workers.