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#Vaccines

# 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

Fri 12:05 AM 77,903 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 43,892 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 29,236 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 44,235 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 111,793 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 55,507 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 66,681 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 53,640 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 17,748 Views 7 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 39,364 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 63,975 Views 75 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 18,572 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 36,105 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 14,472 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 20,589 Views 17 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 46,169 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 28,932 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 3,313 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 44,149 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 29,179 Views 20 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.

# vaccines - Monday 29 November, 2021

Ireland donates 500,000 Covid-19 Janssen vaccines to Nigeria
# Covax
# Covax

Ireland donates 500,000 Covid-19 Janssen vaccines to Nigeria

Nov 29th 2021, 5:24 PM 24,444 Views 34 Comments

The vaccination rate in Nigeria is currently below 2%.

# vaccines - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Netherlands confirms 13 Omicron cases among passengers on flights
# New Variant
# New Variant

Netherlands confirms 13 Omicron cases among passengers on flights

Updated Nov 28th 2021, 1:45 PM 42,235 Views 46 Comments

The cases emerged from 61 positive cases in passengers on planes from South Africa to Amsterdam.

# vaccines - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Austrian Chancellor on vaccine mandate plans: 'You don't only have rights, you have obligations'
# Austria
# Austria

Austrian Chancellor on vaccine mandate plans: 'You don't only have rights, you have obligations'

Nov 23rd 2021, 11:37 AM 28,014 Views 118 Comments

The country has entered a strict lockdown to combat soaring coronavirus cases.

# vaccines - Friday 19 November, 2021

Austria imposing national lockdown for all and making vaccinations mandatory
# Austria
# Austria

Austria imposing national lockdown for all and making vaccinations mandatory

Nov 19th 2021, 9:52 AM 87,286 Views 127 Comments
  • The lockdown will start from Monday and will be evaluated after 10 days.
  • It's planned that Covid-19 vaccinations will be mandatory from 1 February next year.
  • Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg blamed the unvaccinated for an “attack on the health system”.

# vaccines - Thursday 18 November, 2021

HSE flags 'no show' rates of 25% to 50% for booster jab appointments
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

HSE flags 'no show' rates of 25% to 50% for booster jab appointments

Updated Nov 18th 2021, 4:49 PM 41,571 Views 109 Comments

CEO Paul Reid said that it is “really important” that people avail of a booster jab

# vaccines - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Cillian De Gascun and Luke O'Neill among 350 Irish experts asking for Covid-19 vaccine patents to be lifted
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Cillian De Gascun and Luke O'Neill among 350 Irish experts asking for Covid-19 vaccine patents to be lifted

Nov 17th 2021, 3:18 PM 51,069 Views 25 Comments

Prof Clíona Ní Cheallaigh said the world will continue to face variants of Covid-19 if there is not an equitable distribution of vaccines.

# vaccines - Monday 15 November, 2021

Austria begins lockdown for those not vaccinated against Covid-19
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Austria begins lockdown for those not vaccinated against Covid-19

Nov 15th 2021, 7:52 AM 46,027 Views 99 Comments

About 65% of Austria’s almost nine million people are vaccinated.

# vaccines - Monday 8 November, 2021

German Covid infection rate soars as Slovakia reintroduces certain lockdown measures
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

German Covid infection rate soars as Slovakia reintroduces certain lockdown measures

Updated Nov 8th 2021, 12:16 PM 39,213 Views 45 Comments

The country has seen more than 201 cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days.

# vaccines - Thursday 4 November, 2021

'It's never too late': HSE says 33,000 first or second doses were delivered last week
# First Time Jabs
# First Time Jabs

'It's never too late': HSE says 33,000 first or second doses were delivered last week

Nov 4th 2021, 3:08 PM 13,621 Views 27 Comments

An average about 1,800 people a day are registering for a Covid-19 vaccine.

# vaccines - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

US gives final approval of Pfizer's Covid vaccine for children aged 5-11
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US gives final approval of Pfizer's Covid vaccine for children aged 5-11

Nov 3rd 2021, 6:48 AM 10,227 Views 44 Comments

The dosage has been adjusted to 10mg per injection, compared to 30mg for the older age groups.

# vaccines - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Poll: Will you get a Covid-19 booster vaccine when it's made available to you?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you get a Covid-19 booster vaccine when it's made available to you?

Nov 2nd 2021, 8:34 AM 69,661 Views 110 Comments

The government has approved a recommendation to rollout booster vaccines for healthcare workers.

# vaccines - Monday 1 November, 2021

Government approves NIAC recommendation to give booster shots to healthcare workers
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Government approves NIAC recommendation to give booster shots to healthcare workers

Updated Nov 1st 2021, 7:50 PM 54,986 Views 51 Comments

This evening, Mercy University Hospital said it was experiencing high demand for its emergency department.

# vaccines - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

US regulatory panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose Covid-19 vaccine for children
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US regulatory panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose Covid-19 vaccine for children

Oct 27th 2021, 7:08 AM 8,606 Views 21 Comments

The FDA isn’t bound by the panel’s recommendation and is expected to make its own decision within days.

Health authorities accused of poor communication as more than half of pregnant women forgo vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Health authorities accused of poor communication as more than half of pregnant women forgo vaccine

Oct 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 19,131 Views 24 Comments
  • 92% of pregnant women in intensive care with Covid-19 are not vaccinated.
  • Vaccination rates have remained lower than expected, at between 25-40%.
  • Midwives say the HSE has given them very little instruction on how to handle vaccine-hesitant women, writes Céimin Burke.

# vaccines - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Vaccines are 90% effective at preventing deaths from Delta variant, study says
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Vaccines are 90% effective at preventing deaths from Delta variant, study says

Oct 21st 2021, 7:38 AM 13,527 Views 36 Comments

The study analysed data from 5.4 million people in Scotland between April and September.

# vaccines - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

CMO endorses NIAC recommendation for vaccine boosters for over 60s
# Booster Jabs
# Booster Jabs

CMO endorses NIAC recommendation for vaccine boosters for over 60s

Updated Oct 19th 2021, 1:44 PM 30,592 Views 71 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said he will work with the HSE to implement the recommendations as soon as possible.

# vaccines - Monday 18 October, 2021

EU says it has exported one billion vaccine doses to the rest of the world
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

EU says it has exported one billion vaccine doses to the rest of the world

Oct 18th 2021, 11:25 AM 9,189 Views 11 Comments

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the vaccines have been sent to over 150 nations.

# vaccines - Sunday 17 October, 2021

De Gascun: Covid-19 cases 'will increase as restrictions ease', but vaccines are effective
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

De Gascun: Covid-19 cases 'will increase as restrictions ease', but vaccines are effective

Oct 17th 2021, 9:32 AM 29,398 Views 73 Comments

Public health officials yesterday confirmed a further 2,180 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

# vaccines - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?

Oct 16th 2021, 11:00 AM 47,053 Views 64 Comments

Flu vaccines usually reduce the risk of infection by 40-60%.

# vaccines - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds
# World Health Organisation
# World Health Organisation

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds

Oct 14th 2021, 6:46 PM 9,395 Views 3 Comments

The UN plans to increase rapid diagnostic testing in eight African countries.

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