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#Vaccines

# vaccines - Thursday 1 September, 2022

European Medicines Agency approves first Omicron-specific Covid vaccines
# Jabs
# Jabs

European Medicines Agency approves first Omicron-specific Covid vaccines

Updated Sep 1st 2022, 2:42 PM 15,444 Views 10 Comments

The so-called “bivalent” vaccines protect against the earlier BA.1 strain of Omicron, but do not target the latest strains.

People aged 12-49 with long-term conditions can now get another Covid vaccine booster dose
# Second Booster
# Second Booster

People aged 12-49 with long-term conditions can now get another Covid vaccine booster dose

Sep 1st 2022, 6:15 AM 9,649 Views 7 Comments

Healthcare workers are also now being invited to book their next booster.

# vaccines - Friday 26 August, 2022

Moderna sues Pfizer and BioNTech over Covid-19 vaccine patents
# Mrna
# Mrna

Moderna sues Pfizer and BioNTech over Covid-19 vaccine patents

Aug 26th 2022, 5:14 PM 21,649 Views 9 Comments

The company filed patent infringement lawsuits in both US federal court and a German court.

# vaccines - Thursday 18 August, 2022

Donnelly announces monkeypox advisory group headed by CMO
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Donnelly announces monkeypox advisory group headed by CMO

Updated Aug 18th 2022, 2:20 PM 16,871 Views 18 Comments

Last month the World Health Organization announced that the outbreak is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

# vaccines - Wednesday 10 August, 2022

Pregnant women and people over 60 can now book a second Covid booster
# Booster Vaccines
# Booster Vaccines

Pregnant women and people over 60 can now book a second Covid booster

Aug 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 23,451 Views 36 Comments

The HSE said appointments will be available from Monday.

# vaccines - Friday 5 August, 2022

Vaccination advice for groups most at risk of monkeypox to be issued soon
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Vaccination advice for groups most at risk of monkeypox to be issued soon

Aug 5th 2022, 3:58 PM 9,123 Views 10 Comments

It follows calls to speed up the rollout of the vaccine to at-risk groups.

# vaccines - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Monkeypox: Use of smallpox vaccine to be extended to groups at high risk of exposure
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Monkeypox: Use of smallpox vaccine to be extended to groups at high risk of exposure

Jul 26th 2022, 3:54 PM 25,181 Views 21 Comments

The current outbreak of the virus was deemed a public health emergency by the WHO over the weekend.

# vaccines - Friday 22 July, 2022

EU medicines agency recommends use of smallpox vaccine against monkeypox
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

EU medicines agency recommends use of smallpox vaccine against monkeypox

Jul 22nd 2022, 1:20 PM 10,502 Views 10 Comments

Monkeypox resembles smallpox but is less dangerous and contagious.

# vaccines - Friday 15 July, 2022

Recent decline in childhood vaccinations reaching crisis point, UN says
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Recent decline in childhood vaccinations reaching crisis point, UN says

Jul 15th 2022, 6:15 AM 9,473 Views 6 Comments

24.7 million children missed their first dose of the measles vaccine, while 3.5 million missed the first vaccine for HPV.

# vaccines - Saturday 9 July, 2022

Immunologist says boosters must be used 'at the right time' to protect against winter Covid wave
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Immunologist says boosters must be used 'at the right time' to protect against winter Covid wave

Jul 9th 2022, 12:05 AM 34,116 Views 40 Comments

Professor Christine Loscher told The Journal that there needs to be a “coordinated response” to deal with future waves of the virus.

# vaccines - Monday 4 July, 2022

Ireland to receive more monkeypox vaccines
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Ireland to receive more monkeypox vaccines

Jul 4th 2022, 10:55 PM 10,623 Views 13 Comments

There have been 39 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Ireland.

# vaccines - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

EU reviewing smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

EU reviewing smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox

Jun 28th 2022, 4:41 PM 4,901 Views 7 Comments

Monkeypox is related to smallpox, but has far less severe symptoms.

# 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

Jun 23rd 2022, 3:24 PM 7,414 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

Jun 23rd 2022, 10:00 AM 14,181 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

Jun 21st 2022, 1:41 PM 15,204 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 9,116 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 21,492 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 18,879 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 7,002 Views 1 Comment

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 40,392 Views 46 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 13,508 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 13,649 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 6,407 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 15,569 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 7,746 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 31,903 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 52,670 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 27,977 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 21,524 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 18,634 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 830 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 26,541 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 79,253 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 44,514 Views 25 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 29,295 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 44,297 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 112,021 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 55,781 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 66,914 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 53,765 Views 71 Comments

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

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