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# Vaccine

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5% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine
This represents some 238,000 people.
People with underlying conditions have been moved up the vaccine priority list
Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed the change this evening.
Thousands of Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Gaza from UAE
The vaccines are reported to be designated for inoculating medical teams.
World tops 200 million vaccine doses as G7 boosts funding for aid
G7 countries have pledged to more than double aid to support vaccine access for less wealthy countries.
How a bungled announcement led to mass confusion about Ireland's vaccination centres
It emerged after the announcement of 37 locations that a number of the venues were not fully confirmed.
‘Nothing set in stone’: Amid backlash over messaging, Martin says easing of measures will be constantly reviewed
In an interview with today, Martin said the rollout of the vaccination programme may give the government “better choices”.
Israeli study shows Pfizer vaccine is 85% effective after first dose
The study also observed efficacy in asymptomatic patients.
UN chief urges global plan to reverse ‘unfair’ vaccine access
Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council that 130 countries had not received a single dose of vaccine.
EU buys up to 300 million extra Covid-19 vaccine doses from Moderna
European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen confirmed the purchase this afternoon.
Taoiseach says particular conditions 'should be prioritised' for vaccine as govt awaits NIAC advice
The Minister for Health has sought advice on the sequencing list.
'Nothing was run by us before list was published': Some official vaccination centres claim deals haven't been finalised
The minister released a list of 37 locations for vaccination centres yesterday.
Israeli study indicates Pfizer vaccine is 94% effective
Some 600,000 people took part in the study.
Hungary to start using Russian virus vaccine in EU first
Family doctors in Budapest could choose five persons each to send for the jab at four hospitals in the capital.
Covid-19: 12,000 over 85s will be vaccinated in Ireland next week
The HSE has provided an update on the vaccination programme.
AstraZeneca says new variant-fighting Covid jab ready by autumn as annual profits soar
The pharmaceutical giant is ramping up production of the current Oxford/AstraZeneca to 200 million doses a month by April.
WHO says AstraZeneca vaccine can be used in all adults
Global health leaders have said the jab can be given to all adults, despite a number of countries opting not to give it to over 65s.
Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16
The move was quickly reversed after much criticism from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain.
Drop in overall number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals, but slight increase in people in ICU
As of 8pm yesterday, 1,012 Covid patients were in Irish hospitals.
Mick Wallace says vaccine rollout delay is 'huge concern' and could cost lives
The independent MEP said “the most glaring problem in the last three or four weeks has been the delay in the rollout”.
Number of people with Covid-19 in hospital continues to decrease
1,100 patients with Covid-19 are in Irish hospitals, including 173 in critical care.
South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy
Researchers are working to update the vaccine to deal with the South African variant.
'No-one will be left behind' in vaccine rollout plan, Dr Colm Henry says
People aged 70 and over are set to be vaccinated in GP practices and vaccine centres.
Reader Q&A: What impact will the AstraZeneca developments have on Ireland's vaccine roll-out?
The plan for those aged over 70 has changed.
'Bear with us': HSE deals with rollout issues as Taoiseach pledges vaccination of over-70s will begin on time
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has recommended that people aged 70 and over should receive mRNA vaccines.
NIAC has recommended that people aged 70 and over should receive mRNA vaccines
Paul Reid says HSE has "always been clear that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will have many twists and turns"
Varadkar warns rollout among over 70s "may be slower" than originally planned
Donnelly: 'Not legally possible' to tell people to quarantine in bedrooms, instead there's 'public health advice'
Over 500 Covid-19 patients receiving critical care in Irish hospitals
The Explainer: Delivery woes, efficacy questions, and Brexit - what's going on with AstraZeneca?
We take a closer look on this week’s episode.
152,200 first doses and 77,000 second doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland
The HSE has provided an update on the vaccine programme.
GlaxoSmithKline and CureVac to make Covid vaccines targeting new variants
The UK-based firm is teaming up with Germany’s CureVac.
Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week
Stephen Donnelly said that 1.1 million doses of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines are to be delivered by the end of March.
Nearly 200,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Ireland
People aged 85 and older are next in line to receive the vaccine.
BioNTech-Pfizer to send EU up to 75 million more vaccine doses
There’s been growing anger over the EU’s inoculation campaign, which has been criticised as too slow.
AstraZeneca to deliver nine million additional doses in 'step forward' for vaccinations
The EU will receive 40 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the first three months of 2021.
Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'
Politicians across Ireland and the UK were left blindsided by the move by the EU over concerns about the supply of Covid vaccines.
Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move
The bloc backtracked on the move, imposed unilaterally as it faces shortfalls on vaccine supplies.
Delayed until the end of 2021: What's happening with the Sanofi/GSK jab?
The vaccine – of which Ireland is due to receive more three million doses – will not be available until the end of the year, at the earliest.
HSE hoping to provide daily vaccination figures 'in the next week or two'
It had been expected that a daily system would be up and running this week.
Novavax Covid-19 vaccine shows 89% efficacy in late-stage clinical trials
More than 15,000 people were included in the Phase 3 UK trial.
Explainer: What's happening in the row between the EU and AstraZeneca?
The global competition for Covid-19 vaccines is putting the EU and Britain on a post-Brexit collision course.
Nearly 14,000 healthcare workers fully vaccinated as doses administered tops 160,000
Frontline healthcare workers have received 89,900 doses, including 76,100 first doses and 13,800 second doses.
AstraZeneca says vaccine delivery talks with EU will go ahead, contradicting earlier claims
AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said it’s ‘not selling EU doses to other countries’.
Johnson & Johnson expects to report Covid-19 vaccine results next week
The vaccine is a one-dose shot.