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# Vaccine

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# Covid-19
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.
# Vaccine
Oxford Covid-19 vaccine approval unlikely in January, European Medicines Agency says
The vaccine was approved in Britain yesterday.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Vaccination
Taoiseach says he will not jump the queue for Covid-19 vaccine
Martin said he would have no issue with being vaccinated in public.
# the fauch
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”.
# Vaccination
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.
# Coronavirus
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
# anti-vaxxers
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.
# Questions answered
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Vaccine
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.
# moderna
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.
# Vaccine
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.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How Ireland plans to roll-out Covid-19 vaccines
On this week’s podcast, we talk through what we know so far.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Podcast
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.
# Coronavirus
Canada administers first doses of Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine
Five frontline workers in Ontario were among the first Canadians to receive the vaccine.
# 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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Vaccines
Explainer: What is a vaccine and why are they so important?
Let’s get back to basics.
# Questions answered
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.
# Covid-19
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.
# Vaccine
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.
# Vaccine
US expert panel recommends approval of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine
A final FDA decision is expected within days.
# factcheck
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# sequencing
Government to consider prioritising under-18s with health conditions for Covid-19 vaccine
Under-18s are currently listed in the final grouping.
# allergic reaction
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Vaccine
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.
# Vaccination
Clinical trials, mRNA, herd immunity? - a glossary of Covid-19 vaccine terms
The Government has announced its allocation strategy, publishing a list of groups in order of priority.
# Vaccination
Fermanagh grandmother who was the first to receive Pfizer vaccine advises others to 'do what I did'
Margaret Keenan said: “If I can have it at 90 then you can have it too… Go for it.”
# state jabs
Covid-19 vaccine won't be available privately in Ireland as part of roll-out
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said we couldn’t have non-state bodies “off doing their own thing”.
# Phase 3
First full peer-reviewed results find Oxford vaccine is safe and between 70% to 90% effective
Most participants in the trials analysed so far are aged 18-55.
# The Way Forward
When will everyone be vaccinated? Government unveils roll-out plan
The government announced details of its vaccine allocation strategy this afternoon.
Care home residents over the age of 65, frontline healthcare workers, and people over the age of 65 first in line to get vaccine
Government to outline wider strategy for vaccinating the Irish public with report due from task force this Friday
First Covid-19 vaccine recipient on island of Ireland says she hopes she made her daughter proud
Care home residents, frontline workers and over 70s set to be first in vaccine sequencing
# Vaccination
First Covid-19 vaccine in Northern Ireland to be administered today
The Pfizer/BioNTech dose will be administered at 8am at a mass vaccination centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.
# Coronavirus
Care home residents, frontline workers and over 70s set to be first in vaccine sequencing
A report on the order of groups to get the Covid-19 vaccine is set to be discussed by the government today.
Ministers meet this morning to consider the plan.
The first Covid-19 vaccination in Northern Ireland is to take place today.
# Pfizer BioNTech
Covid-19 vaccine to be given to the elderly, carers and hospital staff in UK from tomorrow
Vaccinations will be administered at dozens of hospital hubs from Tuesday.