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#Vaccines

# vaccines - Today’s News

Irish vaccine researchers at Oxford to receive knighthood and OBE
# Honours
# Honours

Irish vaccine researchers at Oxford to receive knighthood and OBE

11 hours ago 27,236 Views 45 Comments

Adrian Hill emphasised the need to be prepared for other outbreaks.

# vaccines - Yesterday’s News

US tells J&J millions of vaccine doses can't be used due to possible contamination
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US tells J&J millions of vaccine doses can't be used due to possible contamination

22 hours ago 28,013 Views 31 Comments

In a statement, the FDA said “several” batches of vaccine manufactured at a facility in Baltimore are not suitable for use.

# vaccines - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

US to buy 500 million Pfizer vaccines to share with lower income countries
# Covid19
# Covid19

US to buy 500 million Pfizer vaccines to share with lower income countries

Wed 10:30 PM 12,770 Views 20 Comments

The US has faced mounting pressure to outline its global vaccine sharing plan.

# vaccines - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

NHS sees ‘Glastonbury-style’ surge in vaccine bookings after call to over-25s
# England
# England

NHS sees ‘Glastonbury-style’ surge in vaccine bookings after call to over-25s

Tue 10:39 PM 25,712 Views 5 Comments

NHS England said the National Booking Service had 493,000 appointments reserved by midday today.

# vaccines - Monday 7 June, 2021

Moderna requests EU approval of its vaccine for adolescents
# Jab
# Jab

Moderna requests EU approval of its vaccine for adolescents

Mon 2:31 PM 12,552 Views 3 Comments

A clinical trial found the vaccine was safe and effective in teenagers.

# vaccines - Friday 4 June, 2021

Health Minister confirms wait between AstraZeneca doses to be reduced from twelve weeks to eight
# Rollout
# Rollout

Health Minister confirms wait between AstraZeneca doses to be reduced from twelve weeks to eight

Jun 4th 2021, 4:40 PM 24,484 Views 23 Comments

It’s hoped that the change will allow more people to be vaccinated sooner, but the exact timing depends on supply of the vaccine.

# vaccines - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Joe Biden announces international Covid-19 vaccine sharing plan
# Covax
# Covax

Joe Biden announces international Covid-19 vaccine sharing plan

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:27 PM 12,293 Views 7 Comments

The US has said it plans to share 80 million vaccine doses globally by the end of this month.

Hiqa advises NPHET to extend presumptive Covid immunity to nine months post-infection
# Immunity
# Immunity

Hiqa advises NPHET to extend presumptive Covid immunity to nine months post-infection

Jun 3rd 2021, 10:00 AM 24,457 Views 35 Comments

Increasing the period of presumptive immunity from six to nine months would have “widespread positive implications for people”.

# vaccines - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Gap between AstraZeneca doses can be reduced from twelve weeks to eight, NIAC advises
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Gap between AstraZeneca doses can be reduced from twelve weeks to eight, NIAC advises

Jun 2nd 2021, 10:46 PM 41,725 Views 69 Comments

Changes to how the vaccine is used will be contingent on receiving supply.

Ireland to receive extra Pfizer vaccines after EMA approves additional manufacturing
# Comirnaty
# Comirnaty

Ireland to receive extra Pfizer vaccines after EMA approves additional manufacturing

Jun 2nd 2021, 8:24 AM 32,678 Views 40 Comments

The approval is expected to have “a significant and immediate impact” on the supply of Comirnaty.

# vaccines - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines

Jun 1st 2021, 7:53 AM 44,885 Views 63 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said this latest development will help people who live far away from vaccine centres.

# vaccines - Monday 31 May, 2021

EU, UK raise doubts about Covid vaccine patent waiver
# IP Waiver
# IP Waiver

EU, UK raise doubts about Covid vaccine patent waiver

May 31st 2021, 11:02 PM 24,786 Views 9 Comments

India and South Africa came forward with the original idea to waive intellectual property on Covid-19 vaccines.

The vaccine portal will open for those aged 40 to 44 from Wednesday
# Online Portal
# Online Portal

The vaccine portal will open for those aged 40 to 44 from Wednesday

May 31st 2021, 2:58 PM 64,857 Views 58 Comments

Vaccination of this age cohort is set to begin in the middle of June.

# vaccines - Friday 28 May, 2021

EU medicines regulator approves Pfizer Covid vaccine for children aged 12-15
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

EU medicines regulator approves Pfizer Covid vaccine for children aged 12-15

May 28th 2021, 8:11 PM 9,037 Views 6 Comments

The decision needs to be rubber-stamped by the European Commission and individual national regulators.

# vaccines - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says
# Hackers
# Hackers

Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says

May 27th 2021, 3:38 PM 29,342 Views 61 Comments

Eight people have died from Covid-19 in the last 12 days, the HSE also confirmed.

# vaccines - Saturday 22 May, 2021

People in England aged 33 and 32 can book their Covid-19 vaccine from today
# NHS
# NHS

People in England aged 33 and 32 can book their Covid-19 vaccine from today

May 22nd 2021, 10:29 AM 12,236 Views 37 Comments

The NHS is urging everyone who is eligible to take up their jab at one of the 1,600 locations across the country.

Vaccine rollout: Ireland still on track for 80% target by early July but data is patchy due to cyberattack
# Rollout
# Rollout

Vaccine rollout: Ireland still on track for 80% target by early July but data is patchy due to cyberattack

May 22nd 2021, 9:30 AM 36,736 Views 44 Comments

If there are no further supply problems or safety concerns, Ireland is still firmly on track to hit that 80% target in early July.

# vaccines - Friday 21 May, 2021

VHI CEO to resume role after investigation into him receiving Covid-19 vaccine at Beacon Hospital
# VHI
# VHI

VHI CEO to resume role after investigation into him receiving Covid-19 vaccine at Beacon Hospital

May 21st 2021, 3:39 PM 18,749 Views 0 Comments

The VHI had said in March that its CEO had received treatment for cancer at the Beacon Hospital.

# vaccines - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Covid vaccination programme opens to people aged 25-29 in the North
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Covid vaccination programme opens to people aged 25-29 in the North

May 20th 2021, 6:50 AM 10,436 Views 23 Comments

The extension comes as Northern Ireland reached the 1million landmark figure for those who have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

# vaccines - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Pfizer to begin manufacturing Covid-19 vaccine components in Ireland by end of the year
# Grange Castle
# Grange Castle

Pfizer to begin manufacturing Covid-19 vaccine components in Ireland by end of the year

Updated May 19th 2021, 4:08 PM 25,005 Views 48 Comments

$40 million will be invested in the plant in Grange Castle and 75 additional staff will be hired.

# vaccines - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

More than 40% of adults in Ireland have received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab
# Progress
# Progress

More than 40% of adults in Ireland have received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab

Updated May 18th 2021, 7:20 PM 31,976 Views 45 Comments

Almost two in every five adults in Northern Ireland is fully vaccinated.

Online vaccine booking portal will open tomorrow for those aged 45 to 49
# Rollout
# Rollout

Online vaccine booking portal will open tomorrow for those aged 45 to 49

May 18th 2021, 1:34 PM 69,721 Views 51 Comments

The HSE expects that some people in this cohort will be able to receive a first dose before the end of the month.

# vaccines - Monday 17 May, 2021

People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine

Updated May 17th 2021, 1:00 PM 87,860 Views 78 Comments

The HSE’s Colm Henry said the latest vaccine administration advice was received over the weekend.

# vaccines - Saturday 15 May, 2021

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines didn't 'skip' or 'fail' animal trials
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines didn't 'skip' or 'fail' animal trials

May 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,385 Views 0 Comments

All four vaccines approved for use in Ireland have been tested on animals as well as humans.

Vaccine rollout: Ireland on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by 3 July
# Rollout
# Rollout

Vaccine rollout: Ireland on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by 3 July

May 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 50,574 Views 45 Comments

Almost 270,000 vaccines were administered in Ireland in the seven days up to Tuesday.

# vaccines - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Two millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine set to be administered in Ireland today
# Milestone
# Milestone

Two millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine set to be administered in Ireland today

May 13th 2021, 2:51 PM 25,241 Views 33 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid confirmed the news at this afternoon’s HSE Covid-19 press briefing.

# vaccines - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism
# Rhodes To Freedom
# Rhodes To Freedom

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism

May 11th 2021, 7:31 PM 15,761 Views 11 Comments

The Greek Prime Minister said: “My message is clear. We are open again.”

US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents

May 11th 2021, 7:07 AM 12,576 Views 25 Comments

Doses could be administered to 12- to 15-year-olds as soon as Thursday.

# vaccines - Monday 10 May, 2021

Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19
# Tuscany
# Tuscany

Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19

May 10th 2021, 9:46 PM 69,794 Views 27 Comments

The woman is in a good condition but being monitored in hospital.

Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days

May 10th 2021, 4:39 PM 55,137 Views 41 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said he expects to receive an updated recommendation from NIAC in the coming days.

No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech

May 10th 2021, 2:53 PM 33,635 Views 26 Comments

BioNTech has developed a “comprehensive strategy” to address any variants in the future should they arise.

# vaccines - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Vaccine rollout: Are we on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by the end of June?
# COVID19 DATA
# COVID19 DATA

Vaccine rollout: Are we on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by the end of June?

May 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 61,802 Views 99 Comments

Some 31.5% of people over the age of 16 have had a first dose with 11.96% of adults fully vaccinated.

# vaccines - Friday 7 May, 2021

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine
# Covid19
# Covid19

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

May 7th 2021, 4:45 PM 17,907 Views 11 Comments

This is the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality.

# vaccines - Thursday 6 May, 2021

60,000 dose shortfall in J&J vaccine supply next week as HSE says it will need to use the jab in under 50s
# Covid19
# Covid19

60,000 dose shortfall in J&J vaccine supply next week as HSE says it will need to use the jab in under 50s

May 6th 2021, 5:01 PM 49,362 Views 21 Comments

Government will have to approve any widespread use of the vaccine in the under 50s.

Health officials say seven cases of the Indian variant have been detected in Northern Ireland
# Indian Variant
# Indian Variant

Health officials say seven cases of the Indian variant have been detected in Northern Ireland

May 6th 2021, 4:39 PM 18,370 Views 38 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer Michael McBride said that the cases are not unexpected.

# vaccines - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Biden administration backs waiving of vaccine intellectual property protections
# Vaccine Equity
# Vaccine Equity

Biden administration backs waiving of vaccine intellectual property protections

May 5th 2021, 9:35 PM 17,295 Views 14 Comments

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai warned that it would take time to forge a consensus.

Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15

May 5th 2021, 7:11 PM 13,370 Views 24 Comments

The US Food and Drug Administration is also expected to authorise Pfizer’s vaccine for young people by next week.

# vaccines - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Vaccine registration opens to people aged 50-59 on phased basis from today
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Vaccine registration opens to people aged 50-59 on phased basis from today

May 4th 2021, 7:55 AM 76,288 Views 62 Comments

59-year-olds can now register online for their vaccine.

# vaccines - Monday 3 May, 2021

128 Covid-19 patients in hospital as vaccine doses top 1.6 million
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

128 Covid-19 patients in hospital as vaccine doses top 1.6 million

May 3rd 2021, 12:17 PM 35,425 Views 45 Comments

The HSE is due to reveal details of its revised vaccination plan this week.

# vaccines - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Reader Q&A: Your questions on vaccines for pregnant women and the over 50s answered
# Vaccine Answers
# Vaccine Answers

Reader Q&A: Your questions on vaccines for pregnant women and the over 50s answered

May 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 60,205 Views 49 Comments
  • As part of our Reader Q&A series throughout the pandemic, Órla Ryan and Michelle Hennessy have been asking the experts and getting the answers you need.
  • There is limited data from clinical trials on vaccines during pregnancy but real-world data indicates they are safe.
  • The over 50s will not be offered a choice of vaccines/
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