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# vaccines - Monday 10 May, 2021

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

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

May 10th 2021, 9:46 PM 69,854 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
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# Vaccines

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

May 10th 2021, 4:39 PM 55,682 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
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# Vaccines

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

May 10th 2021, 2:53 PM 33,715 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 62,916 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 17,964 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 49,438 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 18,401 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 17,302 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 13,390 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 77,086 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 35,439 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 62,749 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/

# vaccines - Friday 30 April, 2021

Debunked: No, unvaccinated people can't get health problems from being around those who are vaccinated

Debunked: No, unvaccinated people can't get health problems from being around those who are vaccinated

Apr 30th 2021, 6:30 PM 49,117 Views 0 Comments

The claim is being made and shared online – with people claiming ‘vaccine shedding’ is happening.

Pfizer and BioNTech ask EU to clear Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Pfizer and BioNTech ask EU to clear Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds

Apr 30th 2021, 12:55 PM 13,105 Views 24 Comments

The companies said their submission to the EMA was based on a study in more than 2,000 adolescents.

As restrictions are eased heading into summer, how is Ireland's vaccine rollout going?
# Latest Data
# Latest Data

As restrictions are eased heading into summer, how is Ireland's vaccine rollout going?

Apr 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 36,233 Views 15 Comments
  • Each week Cónal Thomas has been taking a look at Ireland’s Covid-19 situation by examining and comparing data from recent weeks.
  • Over 180,000 doses were administered in Ireland - an increase of 25% on the previous week's total.
  • But there's only two months until the Government’s target date of giving 80% of adults in Ireland at least a first dose.

# vaccines - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Online vaccine booking portal will open next week for those age 50 to 59
# Vaccine Portal
# Vaccine Portal

Online vaccine booking portal will open next week for those age 50 to 59

Apr 29th 2021, 7:11 PM 63,570 Views 60 Comments

Taoiseach Martin has said that the launch of the online portal has been a success.

Opinion: A global vaccine waiver could mean the difference between life and death for so many
# Global Vaccine Supply
# Global Vaccine Supply

Opinion: A global vaccine waiver could mean the difference between life and death for so many

Apr 29th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,994 Views 4 Comments

Rosamond Bennett of Christian Aid Ireland says Ireland must help challenge global vaccine injustice.

# vaccines - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Taoiseach says largest delivery of Pfizer vaccines to Ireland - 191,800 doses - arrived today
# Covid19
# Covid19

Taoiseach says largest delivery of Pfizer vaccines to Ireland - 191,800 doses - arrived today

Apr 28th 2021, 1:32 PM 30,721 Views 58 Comments

Martin said the HSE’s modelling is still based on delivering 450,000 doses per week by the middle of June.

HSE apologises to Irish speakers after complaints that Covid vaccines could only be booked in English
# Tá Brón Orainn
# Tá Brón Orainn

HSE apologises to Irish speakers after complaints that Covid vaccines could only be booked in English

Apr 28th 2021, 6:10 AM 19,145 Views 107 Comments

An Coimisinéir Teanga has raised the matter with the health service.

# vaccines - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

'We want to have families left to go back to': Medics here say Ireland must help India tackle huge Covid-19 wave
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

'We want to have families left to go back to': Medics here say Ireland must help India tackle huge Covid-19 wave

Apr 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,764 Views 44 Comments

Indian healthcare workers in Ireland are “sacrificing ever seeing some family again” in order to care for people here amid the pandemic.

# vaccines - Monday 26 April, 2021

US to share 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines with the world
# 60 Million Doses
# 60 Million Doses

US to share 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines with the world

Apr 26th 2021, 6:28 PM 36,492 Views 42 Comments

The Astra Zeneca vaccine has yet to be cleared for use in the US but is used across the globe.

EU launches legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries
# European Commission
# European Commission

EU launches legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 1:53 PM 33,351 Views 65 Comments

The Commission confirmed legal action against the company was launched on Friday.

# vaccines - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Debunked: No, Professor Luke O'Neill didn't refuse a Covid vaccine because he 'didn't want' one
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, Professor Luke O'Neill didn't refuse a Covid vaccine because he 'didn't want' one

Apr 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 104,441 Views 0 Comments

O’Neill has said he will take any vaccine offered to him – when he is eligible for one.

# vaccines - Saturday 24 April, 2021

US health officials lift suspension of Johnson & Johnson Covid jab
# Positive Moves
# Positive Moves

US health officials lift suspension of Johnson & Johnson Covid jab

Apr 24th 2021, 7:34 AM 17,661 Views 31 Comments

Fifteen cases of blood clots were uncovered among nearly eight million vaccinations.

How is Ireland's vaccine rollout going? Here's what this week's figures tell us
# Rollout
# Rollout

How is Ireland's vaccine rollout going? Here's what this week's figures tell us

Apr 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 59,158 Views 68 Comments

To hit 80% first doses 10 weeks from now about 2.2 million first doses will need to be administered by 30 June.

# vaccines - Friday 23 April, 2021

Health products regulator reports 'small number' of clotting events linked to AstraZeneca vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Health products regulator reports 'small number' of clotting events linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

Apr 23rd 2021, 8:16 AM 24,511 Views 51 Comments

The number of people affected is reported to be below five.

People in 60-64 age bracket invited to register online for Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

People in 60-64 age bracket invited to register online for Covid-19 vaccine

Apr 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 55,761 Views 26 Comments

As of Wednesday night, more than 147,000 people have registered for their vaccine.

Homeless people in Dublin to start getting Covid-19 vaccines next week
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Homeless people in Dublin to start getting Covid-19 vaccines next week

Apr 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 50,397 Views 56 Comments
  • The HSE plans to begin administering at a facility in Dublin city centre on Monday.
  • The initial rollout will target single people living in hostels across the city.
  • There is an estimated 3,000 homeless people in Dublin city in addition to 700 families living in hotels.

# vaccines - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

EMA decision on Johnson & Johnson will influence whether Ireland spaces out Pfizer vaccine doses
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EMA decision on Johnson & Johnson will influence whether Ireland spaces out Pfizer vaccine doses

Updated Apr 20th 2021, 2:28 PM 35,469 Views 22 Comments

It follows concerns that the vaccine could be linked to extremely rare blood clots.

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month

Apr 20th 2021, 6:45 AM 50,049 Views 35 Comments

The HSE is set to update the Oireachtas Health Committee on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout later today.

# vaccines - Monday 19 April, 2021

Decision on J&J one-shot dose expected on Tuesday as EMA assesses blood clot data
# One Shot Dose
# One Shot Dose

Decision on J&J one-shot dose expected on Tuesday as EMA assesses blood clot data

Apr 19th 2021, 12:25 PM 14,265 Views 17 Comments

The rollout of the one-shot dose was paused in the United States after six rare blood clots were identified post-vaccination.

# vaccines - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Impact of earlier vaccination for younger people to be assessed by health officials
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Impact of earlier vaccination for younger people to be assessed by health officials

Updated Apr 17th 2021, 1:50 PM 48,700 Views 114 Comments

The Health Minister has asked officials to determine if vaccinating younger people sooner would impact transmission.

# vaccines - Thursday 15 April, 2021

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine
# Hse Portal
# Hse Portal

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine

Apr 15th 2021, 2:28 PM 34,096 Views 50 Comments

The online portal is open for those aged 69 first, rolling out over the following four days to those aged 68, 67, 66 and then 65.

# vaccines - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow

Updated Apr 14th 2021, 7:15 PM 98,569 Views 87 Comments

You can either register online yourself, or call the HSE helpline from 10am tomorrow.

Almost one in five Irish adults given a dose of Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Almost one in five Irish adults given a dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Updated Apr 14th 2021, 1:05 PM 25,238 Views 56 Comments

The latest figures were published by the HSE today.

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs
# Study
# Study

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs

Apr 14th 2021, 8:49 AM 21,892 Views 23 Comments

The trial will investigate whether different vaccines can be used for first and second doses.

# vaccines - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine

Apr 13th 2021, 7:58 PM 41,160 Views 0 Comments

The claim was circulated on WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook this week.

# vaccines - Friday 9 April, 2021

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine
# Review
# Review

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

Apr 9th 2021, 1:58 PM 29,453 Views 32 Comments

It comes amid reports of four blood clot cases, one of them fatal.

Proportion of Covid-19 cases among over-65s has fallen significantly since January
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Proportion of Covid-19 cases among over-65s has fallen significantly since January

Updated Apr 9th 2021, 1:05 PM 23,537 Views 35 Comments
  • As of 8pm last night, there are 53 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 400 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Over one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have now been administered in Ireland.

# vaccines - Thursday 8 April, 2021

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in Ireland
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in Ireland

Apr 8th 2021, 3:47 PM 51,971 Views 120 Comments

Close to 19% of the eligible population will have received their first dose by the end of today.