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# Vaccine

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Q&A: The vaccine rollout has begun - we've been putting your latest questions to the experts
Thousands of people have been given their first jab – and the programme will be ramped up in the coming months.
Government announces accelerated vaccine programme
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly made the announcement this evening.
HSE says 15,314 people have received the Covid vaccine so far
The figures were released this afternoon.
78-year-old man who had Covid-19 and was given an hour to live ‘very happy’ to receive vaccine
Michael Delaney was hospitalised with Covid-19 for seven weeks last year.
Police in the North warn of Covid-19 vaccine scam
The PSNI has issued a warning.
Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about Covid-19 vaccines and the rollout in Ireland?
By the end of this week it is expected 35,000 people will have received their first dose.
EU regulator says decision on whether to authorise Moderna vaccine won't be made until Wednesday
Ireland has ordered 880,000 doses of Moderna’s vaccine.
Oxford coronavirus vaccine rollout begins in Northern Ireland
John Grey (84) leaned on his walking stick and said: “I am relieved, let’s say that.
HSE aiming for 25,000 completed vaccines by end of next week as first jabs take place in Cork hospitals
The executive says 25 nursing homes will see vaccines take place next week.
Oxford Covid-19 vaccine approval unlikely in January, European Medicines Agency says
The vaccine was approved in Britain yesterday.
Leo Varadkar: Case for months of 'sustainable' Covid-19 restrictions while vulnerable are vaccinated
Varadkar also indicated that Level 5 will last beyond 12 January.
Taoiseach says he will not jump the queue for Covid-19 vaccine
Martin said he would have no issue with being vaccinated in public.
Anthony Fauci gives the thumbs up as he gets the vaccine
The widely-respected scientist said he took the shot “as a symbol to the rest of the country”.
First vaccines to be administered in Ireland on 30 December
The Minister for Health has said that tens of thousands of doses will arrive in Ireland each week from early January.
EU approves Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine as rollout in Ireland due 'within the coming days'
The Health Minister said this is “an early Christmas present for us all”.
The Covid-19 vaccination strategy has been announced - here's everything you need to know
Here's what'll happen when you go to get your Covid-19 vaccine
How anti-vaccine misinformation took aim at the Toy Show - and what can be done about it
Ireland is seeing a lot of misinformation about vaccines right now – and there’s no sign of it stopping.
Reader Q&A: The Swine Flu vaccine was fast-tracked too - so how are things different this time around?
Vaccinations in the European Union are set to begin from 27 December.
Brazil’s supreme court rules Covid-19 vaccination can be made mandatory
Around one-fifth of Brazilians say they will not get inoculated against the virus.
HSE expects to have hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses by end of February
Speaking to, CEO Paul Reid said the level of distribution across the EU after approval will depend on capacity of the suppliers.
US set to approve second Covid-19 vaccine
The FDA has signalled it will approve the Moderna vaccine.
EU regulator brings Moderna vaccine decision forward to 6 January
The date for a decision had been 12 January.
A small volume of Covid-19 vaccines could be available this month, Taoiseach tells FF TDs
Up to 15 mass vaccination centres around the country are being considered, the health committee also heard today.
The Explainer: How Ireland plans to roll-out Covid-19 vaccines
On this week’s podcast, we talk through what we know so far.
At least 20% of world population may not have access to Covid-19 vaccine until 2022, study warns
A second study estimates that 3.7 billion adults worldwide are willing to have a Covid-19 vaccine.
The Explainer: Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun on how the Covid-19 vaccines work
Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun breaks the whole thing down for us on this week’s podcast.
Canada administers first doses of Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine
Five frontline workers in Ontario were among the first Canadians to receive the vaccine.
Nurse in New York becomes first person in US to receive Covid-19 vaccine
Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, received the Pfizer-BioNTech shot.
US set for mass vaccinations as Pfizer/BioNTech doses shipped out
The doses will be in boxes containing dry ice that are capable of staying at -70 degrees Celsius.
Explainer: What is a vaccine and why are they so important?
Let’s get back to basics.
Q&A: Answers to reader questions about the Covid-19 vaccine and Ireland's rollout plans
We’ve been putting your questions to the experts and relevant government agencies as part of this new Q&A series.
We've been putting your questions to the experts and relevant government agencies as part of this new Q&A series.
In this first article we're addressing questions concerning people with serious medical conditions, indemnity and cold chain transport - amongst other subjects.
Public asked to fill out HSE survey on how they feel about the Covid vaccine
The survey is running for a week, and will inform the HSE’s information campaign.
Taskforce had 'positive' discussions with Data Protection Commission about vaccine tracking system
A company to provide the IT system is expected to be selected shortly.
US expert panel recommends approval of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine
A final FDA decision is expected within days.
Debunked: No, Pfizer's head of research did not say the Covid vaccine is 'female sterilisation'
Social media posts making the claim have been shared thousands of times in recent days.
HSE will call on 'influential groups' to encourage people to get Covid-19 vaccine
CEO Paul Reid said the HSE wants to stay ‘well ahead’ of anti vaccination campaigns and get clear and precise information to people.
EU medicines regulator says data 'looks robust' as it plans toward Pfizer vaccine approval by end of month
A decision on the approval of the Pfizer/BioNtech is due on 29 December.
Government to consider prioritising under-18s with health conditions for Covid-19 vaccine
Under-18s are currently listed in the final grouping.
Irish regulator says appropriate advice will be given if Pfizer vaccine approved after UK allergy warning
The adverse reactions which prompted the allergy warning in the UK are likely to be taken into the consideration by the EU regulatory body.
Canada’s health regulator approves Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine
The vaccine has already been approved by the UK and officials expect US approval within days.
UK regulators warn people with history of serious allergic reactions not to have Pfizer/BioNTech jab
Two people who had the jab yesterday had allergic reactions.