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# Vaccines

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# Controversy
Beacon had a 'number of other options' for leftover doses given to teachers, review finds
The review also found that the Beacon’s vaccination centre strayed from HSE advice on pre-preparing vaccine vials.
# Vaccines
Covid Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine protection reduces after six months, study suggests
“Waning protection is to be expected and is not a reason to not get vaccinated,” a professor said.
# Vaccines
Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home
The TUI said this situation is causing “severe stress and anxiety” for affected teachers.
# Vaccines
Vaccination centres to be retained for potential booster campaign
The ‘most likely scenario’ is that boosters will be given first to immunocompromised people and prioritised groups.
# Vaccine boosters
US health officials clear way for Covid booster to counter declining vaccine efficacy
The booster shots will start on September 20 and will continue once people are eight months vaccinated.
# Vaccines
NIAC has advised that Covid-19 vaccines can be mixed in some cases, Donnelly says
The Minister also said NIAC has advised that booster shots be given around the same time as the flu shot.
# age cohort
Vaccination of 12-15 year-old children set to begin from today after thousands register
As of yesterday morning, 65,000 children in that age group had registered.
# Vaccines
Almost 65,000 children aged 12 to 15 are registered for a Covid-19 vaccine
HSE CEO Paul Reid confirmed the latest figures this morning.
# Germany
Germany to end free Covid-19 tests in bid to incentivise more people to get vaccinated
Covid-19 tests or proof of vaccination or recovery will be required to access a range of facilities.
# Vaccines
Over 700 pharmacies will be administering Pfizer vaccines from this week
Some 320 pharmacies have already been administering Pfizer vaccines.
# Vaccines
Almost 9,000 people attended walk-in Covid vaccine centres over the weekend
“We’re on the final leg of the vaccination programme now,” HSE chief Paul Reid said.
# vaccine rollout
Vaccination for children aged 12 to 15 expected to begin this weekend
The Director of the HSE National Immunisation Office said a strong uptake is expected.
# Vaccines
US coronavirus numbers reach winter levels amid Delta surge
The US was averaging about 11,000 cases a day in late June but the number is now 107,143.
CNN fires three employees for coming to work unvaccinated
CNN President Jeff Zucker said the company has a zero tolerance policy on vaccination.
# Vaccines
Several instances of unvaccinated pregnant women being treated for Covid-19 in NI hospitals
The Belfast Trust said some of the women require ventilation.
# Vaccination
Covid-19 vaccine registration for children aged 12 to 15 to begin next Thursday
NIAC has recommended that people in this age group should be offered an mRNA vaccine.
# Vaccines
US rebuffs WHO call for moratorium on Covid booster vaccines
“We cannot accept countries that have already used most of the global supply of vaccines using even more of it,” the WHO chief said.
# walk-ins welcome
HSE 'blown away' by attendances at walk-in vaccination centres across the country
38 venues are operating a walk-in service this Bank Holiday weekend.
# rollout
Ireland has overtaken the UK in fully vaccinating its population against Covid
Ireland has now fully vaccinated 72.5% of its adult population compared to the UK’s 71.8%.
# Google
Google employees 'will need to be vaccinated' before returning to offices
Google Ireland said they had no specifics regarding the measure in this country.
# child vaccinations
'The benefits of vaccination exceed any risk': NIAC's Prof Karina Butler outlines advice to parents
Children aged between 12 to 15 are to be offered a Covid-19 vaccine.
Butler says parents of children with underlying conditions should avail of a Covid vaccine as soon as it is offered
Other parents should consider vaccinating their children knowing 'it is effective at preventing Covid'
Tony Hololan said that vaccinating children is a separate issue to the return of schools
Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout
Information campaign to be launched as children aged 12 to 15 set to be offered jabs
# Explainer
Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19
Niac is expected to issue guidance to the Government and HSE this week.
# for the kids
EU regulator approves Moderna vaccine for 12-17 year-olds
It is the first time the shot has been authorised for people under 18.
# Vaccine race
Half of Europeans now fully vaccinated as Merkel urges more Germans to get jabbed
“The more people are vaccinated, the freer we will be,” Angela Merkel said.
# Vaccines
Australia PM 'sorry' for slow vaccine rollout, as Sydney records record jump in Covid cases
The vaccination rate is currently languishing around 11%.
# covax
South African firm to make the first Pfizer Covid vaccines in Africa next year
Production will begin in 2022 and doses will be distributed among Africa’s 54 countries.
# England
Johnson faces backlash over plans to make vaccine passports compulsory for nightclubs
The announcement came on the day such venues in England were allowed to reopen.
# Vaccines
Online vaccine booking portal is now open for those aged 25 to 29
Those registering through the portal will receive a Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine.
# England
Primark stores and Tate Modern among venues in England hosting pop-up jab clinics
Officials are seeking to maximise protection before restrictions are lifted on Monday.
# Vaccines
Incorrect Covid vaccine mixture given to a number of people at Aviva vaccine centre
Those affected have since been contacted to be re-vaccinated, the HSE said.
# Vaccines
HSE teaming up with dating platforms, such as Tinder and Hinge, to encourage vaccine take-up
The dating platforms will offer vaccination badges for people in Ireland to display on their profiles.
# Target
EU hits goal of delivering vaccines for 70% of adults, says von der Leyen
The European Commission President said “the EU has kept its word.”
# debunked
Debunked: A claim which describes 'major concerns' about the AstraZeneca vaccine is misleading
The claim has been shared on Facebook.
# factcheck
Debunked: No, the Covid-19 vaccine figures don't include missed appointments
An independent TD claimed that the official vaccine figures refer to the number of appointments made rather than doses administered.
# Third Level
Return of large scale lectures ‘contingent’ on mass vaccination
Large-scale antigen testing will likely be rolled out in colleges and universities.
# Disarray
'Yes, there are people in the Lions bubble that haven’t been double-jabbed'
Lions MD Ben Calveley defended the decision to proceed with this evening’s game against the Sharks.
# Northern Ireland
570 Covid-19 cases reported in Northern Ireland, the highest daily figure since January
It is the highest daily figure recorded since the beginning of the year.
# covid19
Vaccine registration for people aged 30 to 34 brought forward to tomorrow
This group will be able to register for an mRNA vaccine.
# rollout boost
Pfizer plans to have 16,000 people fully vaccinated by end of July via private scheme
When the data is transferred to the HSE, the percentage of adults who are fully vaccinated will increase by 0.43%.
# Johnson and Johnson
Supplies 'very limited' as pharmacies begin vaccinating 18-34 age group
The HSE confirmed that another 343,000 vaccine doses were administered last week.