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# Vaccine

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# covid vaccines
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.
# janssen
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.
# jab and go
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.
# covid19
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
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.
# rollout
SNAs call for priority access to Covid-19 vaccines
A union representative said many risk passing Covid-19 on to vulnerable students.
# Not happy
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.
# general public
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.
# you only get one shot
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.
# Beacon Hospital
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.
# Coronavirus
Ireland administers record number of vaccines for second day in a row
A total of 27,427 doses were administered on Thursday.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland accept surplus UK vaccines?
Or should we stick to what we are already due to receive?
# First jab
Arlene Foster receives her first Covid-19 vaccine
Northern Ireland’s programme has opened to the 50-and-over age cohort.
# Revised down
AstraZeneca says vaccine 76% effective in updated US trial data
It remains 100% effective against severe Covid.
# Vaccine
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.
# hpra
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.
# Vaccines
AstraZeneca vaccine 100% effective against 'severe' Covid, data from US-led trial shows
The US-led study found no increased risk of blood clots.
# rollout
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.
# decision
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
# Best of British
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.
# AstraZeneca
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.
# covid19
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.
# Visas
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.
# flu season
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.
# covid19
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.
# Vaccine
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.
# you only get one shot
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
# 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.
# Vaccination
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.
# Covid-19
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.
# Pfizer
New Zealand to use only Pfizer virus vaccine
New Zealand has so far completed inoculations of only a few thousand people, mainly border workers.
# Explainer
Explainer: Here's what we know about Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine
The vaccine is expected to get the green light from the EU regulator on Thursday.
# paul reid
HSE thanks GPs for patience as it admits 'some issues' with vaccine delivery to practices
54,691 vaccines were administered last week to over 85s in GP settings.
# Vaccination
Germany and France to give AstraZeneca vaccine to over 65s, Belgium approves it for over 55s
Ireland is currently only using this vaccine for people aged 18-69.
# Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton gets Moderna Covid vaccine she partly funded
The beloved country music star (75) broke into song while getting the jab and adapted one of her best-known ballads Jolene.
# you only get one shot
US set to approve Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine
The European Medicines Agency is expected to approve the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for use in the European Union in early March.
# The North
More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
The drive to administer first and second doses of vaccines across the North’s care homes has been completed.
# vaccine rollout
5% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine
This represents some 238,000 people.
# shot in the arm
People with underlying conditions have been moved up the vaccine priority list
Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed the change this evening.