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#Vaccines

# vaccines - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Austria to scrap controversial mandatory Covid vaccination
# Change Of Mind
# Change Of Mind

Austria to scrap controversial mandatory Covid vaccination

Thu 3:24 PM 7,222 Views 2 Comments

Current official figures show that 62% of the Austrian population currently have a valid vaccination certificate.

Chickenpox jab could be added to childhood immunisation schedule
# Jabs For The Boys
# Jabs For The Boys

Chickenpox jab could be added to childhood immunisation schedule

Thu 10:00 AM 14,041 Views 19 Comments

HIQA is to publish an assessment of such a move on the request of the Department of Health.

# vaccines - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

NIAC considering extending second Covid booster to under-65s
# Jabs For The Boys
# Jabs For The Boys

NIAC considering extending second Covid booster to under-65s

Tue 1:41 PM 14,977 Views 11 Comments

The second booster shot is currently being offered to people over 65 and people who are immunosuppressed.

# vaccines - Friday 17 June, 2022

US approves two Covid vaccines for children as young as six months
# Hit Me With Your Best Shot
# Hit Me With Your Best Shot

US approves two Covid vaccines for children as young as six months

Jun 17th 2022, 2:33 PM 9,084 Views 12 Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) must now also recommend the vaccines before they are put into use in the US.

# vaccines - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

WHO to create new name for monkeypox to avoid discrimination
# Stigma
# Stigma

WHO to create new name for monkeypox to avoid discrimination

Jun 15th 2022, 11:50 AM 19,649 Views 48 Comments

As of 8 June there were a total of 9 confirmed cases here.

# vaccines - Friday 27 May, 2022

HSE to take delivery of vaccines to combat monkeypox and may roll out vaccination programme
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

HSE to take delivery of vaccines to combat monkeypox and may roll out vaccination programme

May 27th 2022, 10:31 AM 18,751 Views 21 Comments

Reid said Ireland had secured an order of vaccines for monkeypox and these would be delivered “shortly”.

# vaccines - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Opinion: Shareholders could exert greater influence over global access to Covid-19 vaccines
# Vaccine Equity
# Vaccine Equity

Opinion: Shareholders could exert greater influence over global access to Covid-19 vaccines

Apr 24th 2022, 7:30 AM 6,948 Views 0 Comments

Prof Aisling McMahon and Dr Edana Richardson argue that shareholders in pharma have the power to demand better from companies.

# vaccines - Friday 22 April, 2022

Appointments for second Covid-19 booster vaccines to begin from today
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Appointments for second Covid-19 booster vaccines to begin from today

Apr 22nd 2022, 8:23 AM 40,326 Views 45 Comments

It follows guidance from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC).

# vaccines - Monday 11 April, 2022

Germany may have to destroy millions of out-of-date Covid shots
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Germany may have to destroy millions of out-of-date Covid shots

Apr 11th 2022, 8:28 PM 13,500 Views 12 Comments

The UN-backed programme to distribute vaccine to poorer countries, COVAX, isn’t currently accepting donations, said spokesman.

# vaccines - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Austria suspends law making Covid vaccines mandatory for all adults

Austria suspends law making Covid vaccines mandatory for all adults

Mar 9th 2022, 9:18 AM 13,629 Views 13 Comments

The law took effect in February and called for fines up to €3,600 from mid-March for those who do not comply.

# vaccines - Thursday 24 February, 2022

European Medicines Agency recommends Pfizer booster for children over 12
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

European Medicines Agency recommends Pfizer booster for children over 12

Feb 24th 2022, 5:19 PM 6,389 Views 3 Comments

It also announced that it has recommended the approval of the Spikevax vaccine for children aged between six and 11.

# vaccines - Saturday 19 February, 2022

No booster for high-risk teens major source of concern as mask mandate lifts, family says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

No booster for high-risk teens major source of concern as mask mandate lifts, family says

Feb 19th 2022, 1:00 PM 15,545 Views 6 Comments

Boosters have been approved for teenagers in some other countries, but not yet in Ireland.

# vaccines - Friday 18 February, 2022

FactCheck: A claim that Covid -19 vaccines don’t stop transmission of the virus is misleading
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: A claim that Covid -19 vaccines don’t stop transmission of the virus is misleading

Feb 18th 2022, 5:43 PM 7,425 Views 0 Comments

A now suspended account on Twitter made the claim, but does it have any truth to it?

# vaccines - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

New Zealand virus cases spike as anti-vaccine protesters claim win
# Protest
# Protest

New Zealand virus cases spike as anti-vaccine protesters claim win

Feb 16th 2022, 9:00 AM 31,873 Views 12 Comments

Health authorities reported 1,160 new coronavirus cases, the most since the pandemic began.

# vaccines - Thursday 10 February, 2022

HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions

Feb 10th 2022, 5:41 PM 52,619 Views 3 Comments

Although close contacts in this situation are no longer required to restrict their movements, they are advised to follow a number of other measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.

# vaccines - Monday 7 February, 2022

State of emergency declared in Ottawa due to anti-vaccine mandate convoy
# Canada
# Canada

State of emergency declared in Ottawa due to anti-vaccine mandate convoy

Feb 7th 2022, 8:15 AM 27,945 Views 54 Comments

Thousands of protesters descended in Ottawa again at the weekend.

# vaccines - Friday 4 February, 2022

Austrian president signs law making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all adults
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Austrian president signs law making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all adults

Feb 4th 2022, 4:36 PM 21,508 Views 54 Comments

Those holding out can face fines of up to €3,600 after mid-March.

# vaccines - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Study claims reluctance to get Covid-19 vaccine may be linked to childhood trauma
# UK
# UK

Study claims reluctance to get Covid-19 vaccine may be linked to childhood trauma

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:36 AM 18,613 Views 31 Comments

The UK study found people who suffer in childhood are also least likely to trust NHS information.

# vaccines - Friday 28 January, 2022

Debunked: No, the CDC is not selling $4.6 billion worth of vaccines each year
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, the CDC is not selling $4.6 billion worth of vaccines each year

Jan 28th 2022, 4:21 PM 782 Views 0 Comments

The CDC is the national public health agency in the United States.

# vaccines - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11

Jan 27th 2022, 5:28 PM 26,518 Views 51 Comments

The decision could be reassessed if the health situation changes, the authorities said.

# vaccines - Friday 14 January, 2022

Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19

Jan 14th 2022, 12:05 AM 79,179 Views 104 Comments
  • Almost 300 staff were considered 'at risk' to patients because of their vaccine status last November, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Nurses, healthcare assistants, therapists and a non-consultant hospital doctor among those unvaccinated.
  • Mandatory vaccination is not currently Government policy and the HSE redeploys staff it deems to be at risk to patients.

# vaccines - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Covid placentitis: Four more stillbirths and two babies' deaths reported in Ireland
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Covid placentitis: Four more stillbirths and two babies' deaths reported in Ireland

Jan 13th 2022, 2:16 PM 44,479 Views 24 Comments

The deaths occurred from October to December 2021.

# vaccines - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Italy to introduce mandatory Covid vaccination for over 50s
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Italy to introduce mandatory Covid vaccination for over 50s

Jan 5th 2022, 10:40 PM 29,277 Views 77 Comments

Out of Italy’s 59 million people, 28 million are over the age of 50.

# vaccines - Friday 31 December, 2021

Booster vaccines to be available for all over-16s from Sunday
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Booster vaccines to be available for all over-16s from Sunday

Updated Dec 31st 2021, 5:50 PM 44,280 Views 78 Comments

The group is the final adult age group being green lit for boosters.

# vaccines - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says
# Pcr Tests
# Pcr Tests

Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 12:50 PM 111,984 Views 138 Comments
  • Paul Reid said it appears cases of Omicron may have peaked in some other countries but not yet in Ireland
  • He said the HSE is continuing to ramp up capacity for PCR testing as demand increases
  • Children aged five to 11 who are at high risk from Covid-19, or live with someone high risk, can now be registered for a vaccine

# vaccines - Thursday 23 December, 2021

'Sinister': Anti-lockdown groups sharing database of school principals’ contact details
# Education
# Education

'Sinister': Anti-lockdown groups sharing database of school principals’ contact details

Dec 23rd 2021, 2:39 PM 55,731 Views 0 Comments

Groups opposed to Covid measures are urging people to contact principals with questions about mask mandates and vaccines.

# vaccines - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach
# Omicron
# Omicron

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 5:20 PM 66,877 Views 147 Comments
  • All restaurants, bars, cinemas and theatres must close at 8pm until 30 January
  • There is speculation that further restrictions could be introduced in the coming weeks
  • The Taoiseach has said that data on Omicron will be the "key consideration" around restrictions
Booster interval for people who have had Covid to be cut from six months to three months
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Booster interval for people who have had Covid to be cut from six months to three months

Dec 21st 2021, 4:44 PM 53,735 Views 71 Comments

The Covid-19 booster vaccine rollout is being accelerated due to the Omicron variant.

# vaccines - Sunday 19 December, 2021

Opinion: To solve Covid-19 vaccine inequity Ireland should support the TRIPS waiver
# Waver On Vaccine Patents
# Waver On Vaccine Patents

Opinion: To solve Covid-19 vaccine inequity Ireland should support the TRIPS waiver

Dec 19th 2021, 7:30 AM 17,892 Views 8 Comments

Two legal experts say there is no legal or moral reason why the waver on vaccine patents cannot be encouraged.

# vaccines - Friday 17 December, 2021

Q&A: Who is eligible for a Covid-19 booster and when will I get mine?
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Q&A: Who is eligible for a Covid-19 booster and when will I get mine?

Dec 17th 2021, 12:59 PM 40,294 Views 18 Comments

Here’s what you need to know about the Covid-19 booster rollout programme.

# vaccines - Thursday 16 December, 2021

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule

Dec 16th 2021, 4:00 PM 64,134 Views 76 Comments
  • People aged 40-49 will be offered boosters from 27 December - three weeks ahead of the initial plan
  • Vaccinations for children aged 5-11 will commence in paediatric hospitals next week
  • 50,000 Covid-19 boosters were administered yesterday - a daily record, Órla Ryan reports

# vaccines - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Around 1.75 million people will have received a booster by Christmas, says Tánaiste
# Booster Rollout
# Booster Rollout

Around 1.75 million people will have received a booster by Christmas, says Tánaiste

Dec 15th 2021, 10:04 PM 18,577 Views 41 Comments

It is understood that Leo Varadkar made the comment at tonight’s Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting.

HSE says GPs can offer booster shots to over 16s
# Booster Programme
# Booster Programme

HSE says GPs can offer booster shots to over 16s

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 9:32 PM 36,139 Views 36 Comments

However, they have been told to continue to prioritise older and more vulnerable patients.

# vaccines - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Ireland to donate up to three million vaccines to Covax initiative
# Covid Vaccines
# Covid Vaccines

Ireland to donate up to three million vaccines to Covax initiative

Dec 14th 2021, 10:25 PM 14,500 Views 14 Comments

The Minister for Health made the announcement today.

# vaccines - Thursday 9 December, 2021

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding

Dec 9th 2021, 9:25 PM 20,603 Views 18 Comments

The European Medicines Agency also said that early data suggested the new variant is more infectious than Delta.

# vaccines - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

NIAC recommends all children aged 5 to 11 should be offered Covid vaccine
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

NIAC recommends all children aged 5 to 11 should be offered Covid vaccine

Updated Dec 8th 2021, 1:20 PM 46,236 Views 226 Comments
  • The dose recommended is lower than for children aged 12 and older.
  • NIAC recommended children with underlying conditions should receive a vaccine in parallel with cohorts currently being boosted.
  • All children 5-11 to be offered vaccine in parallel with boosters for under-40s.

# vaccines - Friday 3 December, 2021

Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered

Dec 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 29,071 Views 27 Comments
  • Readers sent in dozens of questions about booster vaccines and the rollout in Ireland.
  • Here, we've done our best to answer your queries and concerns.
  • The Covid-19 booster vaccine rollout is ongoing in Ireland at the moment.

# vaccines - Thursday 2 December, 2021

The Explainer: Does global vaccine inequality put us at risk of new Covid variants?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Does global vaccine inequality put us at risk of new Covid variants?

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:16 PM 3,357 Views 2 Comments

Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Kim Roberts, and Dimitri Eynikel from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ‘Access’ campaign join us on the podcast this week.

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots

Updated Dec 2nd 2021, 9:16 AM 44,230 Views 22 Comments

Additionally, the UK has approved a Covid drug treatment that makers say works against Omicron.

# vaccines - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?

Nov 30th 2021, 12:42 PM 29,277 Views 19 Comments

A mock funeral will be held outside Leinster House today to protest the Government’s support for EU’s efforts to block the TRIPS waiver.

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