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# Vaccines

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# Your Say
Poll: Will you get a Covid-19 booster vaccine when it's made available to you?
The government has approved a recommendation to rollout booster vaccines for healthcare workers.
# Vaccines
Government approves NIAC recommendation to give booster shots to healthcare workers
This evening, Mercy University Hospital said it was experiencing high demand for its emergency department.
# Vaccines
US regulatory panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose Covid-19 vaccine for children
The FDA isn’t bound by the panel’s recommendation and is expected to make its own decision within days.
# Covid-19
Health authorities accused of poor communication as more than half of pregnant women forgo vaccine
Figures show that 92% of pregnant women in intensive care with Covid-19 were not vaccinated.
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.
Tickets for late events and nightclubs must be booked an hour in advance under proposed rules
20 pregnant and postpartum women admitted to ICU with Covid since June, obstetrician says
# Vaccination
Vaccines are 90% effective at preventing deaths from Delta variant, study says
The study analysed data from 5.4 million people in Scotland between April and September.
# booster jabs
CMO endorses NIAC recommendation for vaccine boosters for over 60s
Stephen Donnelly said he will work with the HSE to implement the recommendations as soon as possible.
# Vaccines
EU says it has exported one billion vaccine doses to the rest of the world
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the vaccines have been sent to over 150 nations.
# Coronavirus
De Gascun: Covid-19 cases 'will increase as restrictions ease', but vaccines are effective
Public health officials yesterday confirmed a further 2,180 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?
Flu vaccines usually reduce the risk of infection by 40-60%.
# World Health Organisation
Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds
The UN plans to increase rapid diagnostic testing in eight African countries.
# Vaccination
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro confirms he won't get Covid-19 vaccine
The far-right leader has generated controversy over his handling of the pandemic.
# Vaccines
Moderna or Pfizer booster works better for people vaccinated with J&J - US study
The study was conducted on 458 adults who had been vaccinated with one of three US-approved brands.
# eye of the needle
‘Spying more sophisticated than ever’ after claim Russia stole Oxford vaccine
There are allegations that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine’s design was used to create Russia’s Sputnik V jab.
# US Covid-19
Biden pushes vaccine mandates to boost US economy
Biden had ruled out mandates in the past but feels the action is now required as almost 70 million Americans remain unvaccinated.
# Covid-19
Pfizer seeks US authorisation of Covid vaccine for ages 5-11
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been granted full approval in the US for those age 16 and up.
# Highly Effective
Pfizer jab prevents severe Covid for at least 6 months, US study finds
The results are consistent with preliminary data from US and Israeli health authorities.
# Vaccines
Covid vaccine to be mandatory for California school students
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been granted full FDA approval for 16-year-olds and up.
# Vaccines
70% of Covid-19 patients admitted to ICU in the last six months were unvaccinated
There have been 70 fully vaccinated people admitted to ICU with a breakthrough infection since April.
# Boosted
Booster Covid-19 doses for people with weak immune systems to roll out from this week
HSE CEO Paul Reid said last week that the first appointments were expected to be issued by yesterday.
# Green Pass
Digital Covid-19 certs extended to Irish citizens vaccinated outside the EU
The online portal will first accept applications from Irish citizens who were vaccinated in Northern Ireland.
# Vaccines
Ireland to donate 335,500 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Uganda
The consignment of vaccines will be completed later this week.
# Vaccines
Pfizer submits data to FDA to authorise Covid vaccine for young children
Pfizer and BioNTech are also trialling their vaccine children under the age of five.
# Pfizer
Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation
Federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 or older.
# Third Level
Pop-up Covid vaccination clinics open as thousands of students start college
The clinics will open at over 15 campuses today.
# Covid-19
Taoiseach: 'No issue vaccinating young children, but we must ask if vaccines need to go to others'
Martin said we have to ‘up the level of vaccination in less developed regions’.
# Netherlands
Dutch boy wins right to get a Covid-19 vaccine despite his father's refusal
Children aged 12 to 17 in the Netherlands can choose to be vaccinated but need permission from both parents.
# covid19
Explainer: What's happening with Covid vaccine trials for children under 12?
The US may begin its rollout to younger children before the end of the year.
Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic
A report by
Lauren Boland
The HSE has purchased two million “I got my Covid-19 vaccine” badges at a cost of €320,000.
€217 million has been spent on providing free PCR tests this year up to August, Lauren Boland reports.
The HSE has purchased two million “I got my Covid-19 vaccine” badges and spent €8,800 on photo backdrops.
It is "very pleased" with the number of people sharing photos online after they receive a vaccine.
CMO: Reimposing Covid-19 restrictions 'cannot be ruled out' in the future
No plans to change current testing regime, but contact screening to be reduced in longer-term
# State of the Union
EU to donate 200m more vaccine doses to low-income countries, von der Leyen says
Ursula von der Leyen this morning delivered her annual State of the European Union address.
# America
Biden blames continued Covid-19 spread on 'distinct minority of Americans'
Measures include all US-based employers with more than 100 workers will have to ensure employees are vaccinated.
# Los Angeles
LA expected to make Covid vaccines compulsory for schoolchildren aged 12 and over
Under the proposal, all children attending in-person classes would need to have their first dose by 21 November.
# Vaccines
NIAC recommends booster mRNA dose for care home residents and over 80s
The booster can be given six months after the initial vaccine course was completed.
# AstraZeneca
EU reaches deal with AstraZeneca to end legal battle over vaccine delivery
AZ has made a “firm commitment” to deliver a total of 300 million vaccine doses by March next year.
# Schools
Teachers not at increased risk of admission to hospital with Covid, study finds
When schools are open, the risk among teachers and other working-age adults is similar, research has shown.
# new advice
Covid-19 mRNA vaccines to be offered to women at all stages of pregnancy
This comes after the NIAC made a number of recommendations to the Chief Medical Officer.
# heart inflammation
Risk of getting myocarditis is higher for Covid-19 than for vaccines - study
Covid-19 patients under the age of 16 saw a 37-fold increased risk of myocarditis, according to the study.
# covid surge
Israel records highest daily Covid-19 cases as schools prepare to reopen
EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has said 70% of adults in the EU are now fully vaccinated.
# debunked
Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines do not contain graphene oxide
Claims about vaccines containing the chemical have circulated in recent months.
# Ipsos/MRBI
Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy drops 36 percentage points in 10 months, survey finds
91% of people either intend to get inoculated against Covid-19 or have already received a jab.
# Vaccines
Ireland is set to roll out Covid-19 boosters in the next few weeks - here's what you need to know
Countries are lining up to give booster vaccines – a move which may have wider implications for the length of the pandemic.