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#Vaccines

# vaccines - Monday 15 March, 2021

EMA says benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of side effects'
# Blood Clots
# Blood Clots

EMA says benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of side effects'

Updated Mar 15th 2021, 5:59 PM 53,130 Views 120 Comments
  • NIAC has recommended that the administration of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine be temporarily deferred.
  • Germany, France and Italy today halted use of the vaccine after, on Saturday, Norwegian officials reported further cases of blood clots or brain haemorrhages in younger people who received the jab.
  • The World Health Organization has said no causal link had been established between the vaccine and blood clotting.
It's all about vaccines as Taoiseach Micheál Martin embarks on US TV news blitz
# Oh Say Can You See
# Oh Say Can You See

It's all about vaccines as Taoiseach Micheál Martin embarks on US TV news blitz

Mar 15th 2021, 3:50 PM 50,811 Views 42 Comments

Martin is under pressure to ask President Joe Biden to assist in Ireland’s vaccine roll-out.

Explainer: What we know so far about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine pause in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: What we know so far about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine pause in Ireland

Mar 15th 2021, 2:45 PM 17,323 Views 27 Comments

The pause followed an alert from Norwegian authorities about four serious blood clotting cases.

# vaccines - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Vaccine target for this week reduced by 30,000 doses due to precautionary pause in AstraZeneca use
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Vaccine target for this week reduced by 30,000 doses due to precautionary pause in AstraZeneca use

Updated Mar 14th 2021, 7:01 PM 227,305 Views 362 Comments
  • Deputy Chief Medical Officer confirmed the recommendation in a statement this morning.
  • Norwegian health officials yesterday reported further cases of blood clots or brain haemorrhages in younger people who received the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab.
  • The World Health Organization has said no causal link had been established between the vaccine and blood clotting.

# vaccines - Friday 12 March, 2021

Vaccinations and hope for family visits raise spirits at Kildare nursing home
# Craddock Nursing Home
# Craddock Nursing Home

Vaccinations and hope for family visits raise spirits at Kildare nursing home

Mar 12th 2021, 7:29 AM 12,981 Views 8 Comments

The red carpet was rolled out on the day residents and staff received their first dose of the vaccine at Craddock House.

Biden says all US adults to be eligible for Covid jab from 1 May in national address
# Fourth Of July
# Fourth Of July

Biden says all US adults to be eligible for Covid jab from 1 May in national address

Mar 12th 2021, 7:02 AM 10,491 Views 14 Comments

In an address to the nation last night, Biden said Americans may have a “truly special” independence day this year.

# vaccines - Thursday 11 March, 2021

HSE chief says confidence levels in AstraZeneca 'rocked' by supply issues
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

HSE chief says confidence levels in AstraZeneca 'rocked' by supply issues

Updated Mar 11th 2021, 4:30 PM 55,657 Views 75 Comments

Earlier the health minister said that over a seven-day period last week, the company revised down deliveries “at the very last minute, three times”.

Blood-clot risk 'no higher' in vaccinated people, says EMA after countries suspend use of AstraZeneca jab
# Denmark
# Denmark

Blood-clot risk 'no higher' in vaccinated people, says EMA after countries suspend use of AstraZeneca jab

Updated Mar 11th 2021, 3:21 PM 67,333 Views 64 Comments

EMA said AstraZeneca use can continue pending the blood clot probe.

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls further as EMA set to approve Johnson & Johnson dose
# Covid19
# Covid19

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls further as EMA set to approve Johnson & Johnson dose

Updated Mar 11th 2021, 9:44 AM 20,189 Views 27 Comments
  • Public health officials last night confirmed a further 631 new cases of Covid-19 and 47 additional deaths
  • The are currently 92 people in ICU
Debunked: No, all Direct Provision residents at Mosney are not receiving vaccine ahead of priority schedule
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, all Direct Provision residents at Mosney are not receiving vaccine ahead of priority schedule

Mar 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,293 Views 0 Comments

The HSE is still working through the first four cohorts in the sequencing list.

# vaccines - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Ireland to receive 46,500 additional Pfizer doses this month, Taoiseach confirms
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Ireland to receive 46,500 additional Pfizer doses this month, Taoiseach confirms

Updated Mar 10th 2021, 11:12 AM 39,544 Views 96 Comments

“When they get here, they will be administered quickly,” the Taoiseach said.

Serial Covid-19 testing in nursing homes showing positivity rate of just 0.2%, Reid says
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Serial Covid-19 testing in nursing homes showing positivity rate of just 0.2%, Reid says

Mar 10th 2021, 7:47 AM 11,723 Views 14 Comments

As of Saturday evening, there were 523,069 vaccine doses administered across the country.

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls further as vaccines take effect
# Covid19
# Covid19

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls further as vaccines take effect

Mar 10th 2021, 7:29 AM 17,153 Views 39 Comments
  • There are currently 93 people in ICU.
  • Health officials last night confirmed 311 new cases of Covid-19 and 30 deaths.
  • HSE CEO Paul Reid has said Ireland is beginning to see impact of vaccinations.

# vaccines - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

HSE: Vaccine plan has already changed 15-17 times due to supply shortfalls and sequencing changes
# Vaccine Supply
# Vaccine Supply

HSE: Vaccine plan has already changed 15-17 times due to supply shortfalls and sequencing changes

Updated Mar 9th 2021, 8:05 PM 48,929 Views 130 Comments

The Health Minister said the vaccination programme “hasn’t all been flawless”, but is making an impact on infection rates among some cohorts.

Gardaí warn about Covid-19 vaccine call and text scams
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Gardaí warn about Covid-19 vaccine call and text scams

Mar 9th 2021, 3:42 PM 20,695 Views 2 Comments

People are falsely told they are being offered a vaccine, and then asked to provide personal information.

Fully vaccinated Americans can gather together indoors without masks, health officials say

Fully vaccinated Americans can gather together indoors without masks, health officials say

Mar 9th 2021, 7:20 AM 18,210 Views 12 Comments

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention announced the guidance yesterday.

# vaccines - Monday 8 March, 2021

Coronavirus: No deaths and 437 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: No deaths and 437 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 8th 2021, 5:38 PM 85,895 Views 90 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Harris says Ireland will continue 'to look everywhere and anywhere' to ramp up vaccine supply
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Harris says Ireland will continue 'to look everywhere and anywhere' to ramp up vaccine supply

Updated Mar 8th 2021, 3:56 PM 31,509 Views 106 Comments

Separately, there were were 420 patients in hospital with Covid-19 last night.

# vaccines - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Paul Reid: 10,000 vaccine doses to be given to high-risk people aged 16-69 this week
# HSE
# HSE

Paul Reid: 10,000 vaccine doses to be given to high-risk people aged 16-69 this week

Updated Mar 7th 2021, 5:17 PM 39,713 Views 90 Comments

Arlene Foster says there will be an issue with different levels of vaccination across Ireland.

# vaccines - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Ireland reaches half a million vaccination doses milestone
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Ireland reaches half a million vaccination doses milestone

Updated Mar 6th 2021, 1:59 PM 53,504 Views 94 Comments

There are currently 401 patients in hospital with Covid-19.

# vaccines - Friday 5 March, 2021

Taoiseach downplays possibility of unused Covid-19 vaccines being available from other countries
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach downplays possibility of unused Covid-19 vaccines being available from other countries

Mar 5th 2021, 8:07 PM 22,763 Views 72 Comments

Micheál Martin said other countries will use their vaccine supplies to protect their own populations.

All over-70s in a Kerry village have received their first Covid-19 vaccine
# Sneem
# Sneem

All over-70s in a Kerry village have received their first Covid-19 vaccine

Mar 5th 2021, 3:40 PM 30,978 Views 30 Comments

The Sneem Health Centre received enough doses to vaccinate all over 70s.

# vaccines - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval
# Sputnik V
# Sputnik V

Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval

Mar 4th 2021, 11:54 AM 13,299 Views 25 Comments

Russia said it is ready to provide vaccines for 50 million Europeans.

# vaccines - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

More than 80% of people to be offered first vaccine dose by the end of June, says Tánaiste
# Vaccine Target
# Vaccine Target

More than 80% of people to be offered first vaccine dose by the end of June, says Tánaiste

Mar 3rd 2021, 8:28 PM 30,677 Views 79 Comments

The Tánaiste says he hopes government can do better than the September target.

Vaccine target of 100,000 doses last week missed after delay with AstraZeneca
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Vaccine target of 100,000 doses last week missed after delay with AstraZeneca

Mar 3rd 2021, 8:57 AM 62,776 Views 115 Comments

The delays follow a change in AstraZeneca’s vaccine delivery schedule for last week and this week.

Biden vows there will be enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Biden vows there will be enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:02 AM 10,673 Views 20 Comments

Teachers are to be prioritised.

# vaccines - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:19 AM 6,471 Views 13 Comments

Social network will also adopt a strike policy against repeat offenders which could lead to permanent suspension from the platform.

Study in Britain finds vaccines more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s
# Highly Effective
# Highly Effective

Study in Britain finds vaccines more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s

Mar 2nd 2021, 6:50 AM 11,749 Views 29 Comments

The results of the study, which analysed both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, was hailed as “extremely good news” yesterday.

# vaccines - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Johnson & Johnson single dose Covid vaccine cleared by US officials
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Johnson & Johnson single dose Covid vaccine cleared by US officials

Feb 28th 2021, 7:15 AM 19,921 Views 25 Comments

J&J also is seeking authorisation for emergency use of its vaccine in Europe and from the World Health Organisation.

Explainer: Here's what to know about the changes to Ireland's vaccination queue
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

Explainer: Here's what to know about the changes to Ireland's vaccination queue

Feb 28th 2021, 12:02 AM 69,048 Views 38 Comments

The changes announced this week related to those with underlying health conditions.

# vaccines - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Minister to ask NIAC to consider where family carers fit on vaccine priority list
# Prioritisation
# Prioritisation

Minister to ask NIAC to consider where family carers fit on vaccine priority list

Feb 25th 2021, 8:11 PM 16,035 Views 26 Comments

Donnelly is particularly concerned about the situation for carers of children who are high risk.

First case of another new variant in Ireland: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Covid19
# Covid19

First case of another new variant in Ireland: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Feb 25th 2021, 7:39 PM 75,159 Views 101 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

# vaccines - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Ghana becomes first nation in world to receive Covax coronavirus vaccines
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Ghana becomes first nation in world to receive Covax coronavirus vaccines

Feb 24th 2021, 5:15 PM 30,708 Views 21 Comments

Ghana is among 92 countries that will receive vaccines for free through the initiative.

US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants

Feb 24th 2021, 3:46 PM 19,897 Views 18 Comments

The vaccine is seen as a vital tool in the pandemic.

# vaccines - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

AstraZeneca expected to deliver all doses in second quarter despite reports of expected EU shortfall
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

AstraZeneca expected to deliver all doses in second quarter despite reports of expected EU shortfall

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:09 PM 37,785 Views 49 Comments

Reuters quoted an EU official in reporting a possible shortfall today.

# vaccines - Monday 22 February, 2021

100,000 vaccines set to be administered this week as government expects big supply increase from April
# Ramp Up
# Ramp Up

100,000 vaccines set to be administered this week as government expects big supply increase from April

Updated Feb 22nd 2021, 11:32 AM 45,342 Views 86 Comments

The health minister has said capacity is being built up to vaccinate 250,000 people a week.

# vaccines - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'The sound of hope': Almost 1,000 over-85s receive Covid-19 vaccines at Helix theatre
# Rolling Out
# Rolling Out

'The sound of hope': Almost 1,000 over-85s receive Covid-19 vaccines at Helix theatre

Feb 20th 2021, 4:40 PM 33,368 Views 77 Comments

Over 100 GP clinics are vaccinating nearly 1,000 patients over 85 at a vaccination centre today.

# vaccines - Friday 19 February, 2021

Poll: Should Ireland introduce vaccine certificates for travel?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland introduce vaccine certificates for travel?

Feb 19th 2021, 9:11 AM 74,827 Views 185 Comments

MEP Billy Kelleher says he supports the idea of an “internationally recognisable, interoperable vaccine certificate.”

# vaccines - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

The Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine could get approved in Europe next month - here's everything you need to know
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine could get approved in Europe next month - here's everything you need to know

Feb 17th 2021, 4:02 PM 26,509 Views 13 Comments

The Taoiseach said this one-dose jab will be “a big help” in Ireland’s vaccine rollout.

# vaccines - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

HSE drops Carlow hotel as Covid-19 vaccination centre after surprise inclusion on official list
# Seven Oaks Hotel
# Seven Oaks Hotel

HSE drops Carlow hotel as Covid-19 vaccination centre after surprise inclusion on official list

Feb 16th 2021, 8:27 PM 46,363 Views 35 Comments

The Seven Oaks Hotel said today that its use had not been confirmed by the health service.