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#Vaccines

# vaccines - Monday 1 February, 2021

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines
# Article 16
# Article 16

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines

Feb 1st 2021, 6:05 PM 23,277 Views 30 Comments

The proposal caused outcry on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?

Feb 1st 2021, 3:43 PM 15,153 Views 0 Comments

With three vaccines now approved for use in the EU – and each reporting supply issues – what do you want to know?

Commission decision to invoke Article 16 without consulting Irish government 'extraordinary'
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Commission decision to invoke Article 16 without consulting Irish government 'extraordinary'

Feb 1st 2021, 11:55 AM 30,802 Views 89 Comments
  • Coveney says the Commission's move was a "costly mistake"
  • NI First Minister Arlene Foster accuses the Commission of committing an 'act of hostility'

# vaccines - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 2:03 PM 33,623 Views 89 Comments

Politicians across Ireland and the UK were left blindsided by the move by the EU over concerns about the supply of Covid vaccines.

# vaccines - Saturday 30 January, 2021

EU backs down after Northern Ireland Protocol row provoked fury and dismay on both sides of Irish Sea
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

EU backs down after Northern Ireland Protocol row provoked fury and dismay on both sides of Irish Sea

Updated Jan 30th 2021, 7:20 AM 170,340 Views 183 Comments
  • The EU had moved to prevent Northern Ireland from being used as a back door to funnel coronavirus vaccine from the bloc into the rest of the UK
  • Arlene Foster described it as "despicable", while the Taoiseach spoke to Ursula von der Leyen to express his concerns
  • The European Commission said this evening the Northern Ireland Protocol will be "unaffected" by its plans to put limits on vaccines leaving the EU
  • The EU had moved to prevent Northern Ireland from being used as a back door to funnel coronavirus vaccine from the bloc into the rest of the UK
  • Arlene Foster described it as "despicable", while the Taoiseach spoke to Ursula von der Leyen to express his concerns
  • The European Commission said this evening the Northern Ireland Protocol will be "unaffected" by its plans to put limits on vaccines leaving the EU

# vaccines - Friday 29 January, 2021

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?
# Covid19
# Covid19

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?

Jan 29th 2021, 6:34 PM 65,605 Views 55 Comments

The EU is under increasing pressure as member states face unexpected supply issues just one month into their vaccine programmes.

European Medicines Agency confirms no deaths have been linked to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

European Medicines Agency confirms no deaths have been linked to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

Jan 29th 2021, 4:57 PM 11,707 Views 3 Comments

It followed reports in recent weeks that people had died after receiving the vaccine.

EU medicines agency approves Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for everyone over 18
# Green Light
# Green Light

EU medicines agency approves Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for everyone over 18

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 4:05 PM 62,153 Views 43 Comments
  • Vaccine touted as 'game-changer' due to relative ease of transport and storage
  • EMA notes it cannot estimate efficacy for over 55s
  • AstraZeneca dispute with EU sees contract published
  • Ireland due to receive over 280,000 doses in next two months
Novavax Covid-19 vaccine shows 89% efficacy in late-stage clinical trials
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Novavax Covid-19 vaccine shows 89% efficacy in late-stage clinical trials

Jan 29th 2021, 7:18 AM 17,407 Views 13 Comments

More than 15,000 people were included in the Phase 3 UK trial.

# vaccines - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Everything you need to know about Valneva's Covid-19 vaccine candidate already being manufactured in the UK
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Everything you need to know about Valneva's Covid-19 vaccine candidate already being manufactured in the UK

Jan 28th 2021, 12:02 PM 19,579 Views 6 Comments

Clinical trials are still ongoing for the vaccine.

UK government says there'll be 'no interruption' to vaccine supply amid EU row
# Covid19
# Covid19

UK government says there'll be 'no interruption' to vaccine supply amid EU row

Jan 28th 2021, 9:47 AM 19,452 Views 56 Comments

Michael Gove said the government would not allow vaccines to go to the EU until the UK schedule is honoured.

# vaccines - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

European Medicines Agency head hopes for decision on Astrazeneca vaccine approval 'by end of this week'
# Emer Cooke
# Emer Cooke

European Medicines Agency head hopes for decision on Astrazeneca vaccine approval 'by end of this week'

Jan 26th 2021, 4:50 PM 13,159 Views 19 Comments

Despite the supply issues, a European approval for the Astrazeneca vaccine this Friday will pave the way for its rollout in Ireland.

Debunked: No, a Wexford doctor's death was not related to the Covid-19 vaccine
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, a Wexford doctor's death was not related to the Covid-19 vaccine

Jan 26th 2021, 3:22 PM 32,295 Views 0 Comments

Dr Keshav Sharma died on 11 January.

# vaccines - Monday 25 January, 2021

Donnelly confirms people aged 70 and over to begin receiving Covid vaccine from next month
# Vaccination Plan
# Vaccination Plan

Donnelly confirms people aged 70 and over to begin receiving Covid vaccine from next month

Jan 25th 2021, 6:38 PM 56,937 Views 66 Comments

The health minister said that delivery of the Astrazeneca vaccine in March will be “considerably lower” than what was expected.

# vaccines - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Vaccines: 257 people have reported suspected side-effects to the health products regulator
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccines: 257 people have reported suspected side-effects to the health products regulator

Jan 21st 2021, 6:26 PM 77,050 Views 43 Comments

121,900 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland to date.

# vaccines - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Coombe Hospital orders independent review after some family members of staff received Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Coombe Hospital orders independent review after some family members of staff received Covid-19 vaccine

Jan 20th 2021, 7:36 PM 12,986 Views 20 Comments

A senior clinician has also been appointed to lead the rollout of the vaccine in the hospital.

# vaccines - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Annie Lynch (79), first in Republic of Ireland to get Covid-19 vaccine, receives second dose
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Annie Lynch (79), first in Republic of Ireland to get Covid-19 vaccine, receives second dose

Jan 19th 2021, 7:29 PM 29,565 Views 28 Comments

The first health care worker in Ireland to get the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine also received her second dose.

Cabinet signs off on plan for GPs and pharmacists to vaccinate 1.5 million people
# Vaccinations
# Vaccinations

Cabinet signs off on plan for GPs and pharmacists to vaccinate 1.5 million people

Updated Jan 19th 2021, 6:45 PM 68,409 Views 161 Comments

GPs working in mass vaccination centres will be paid €120 per hour under the plan.

Poll: Should Ireland have a Vaccine Minister?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland have a Vaccine Minister?

Jan 19th 2021, 9:22 AM 46,636 Views 106 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Frances Fitzgerald has called for a dedicated Vaccine Minister.

# vaccines - Monday 18 January, 2021

Two family members of staff at second Dublin hospital received Covid-19 vaccine
# Rotunda
# Rotunda

Two family members of staff at second Dublin hospital received Covid-19 vaccine

Jan 18th 2021, 9:34 PM 50,266 Views 95 Comments

It comes a similar controversy at the Coombe Hospital was reported last night.

Coombe board to discuss some hospital staff family members receiving leftover vaccines
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Coombe board to discuss some hospital staff family members receiving leftover vaccines

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 7:32 PM 86,809 Views 290 Comments

The hospital said 16 vaccine doses would have been discarded if they were not used that day.

Benefits of Covid-19 vaccines 'continue to outweigh risks' as 81 cases of suspected side effects reported
# Hpra
# Hpra

Benefits of Covid-19 vaccines 'continue to outweigh risks' as 81 cases of suspected side effects reported

Jan 18th 2021, 7:16 PM 66,097 Views 0 Comments

Over 77,000 vaccines have been administered in Ireland so far.

# vaccines - Thursday 14 January, 2021

1,792 Covid-19 patients in hospital as figure continues to surpass double previous peak
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

1,792 Covid-19 patients in hospital as figure continues to surpass double previous peak

Jan 14th 2021, 9:45 AM 47,001 Views 91 Comments

The number of people in hospital is now more than twice that of the previous pandemic peak.

# vaccines - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly
# Vaccine Plan
# Vaccine Plan

Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly

Jan 13th 2021, 5:11 PM 38,043 Views 84 Comments

Varadkar says between 50,000 and 55,000 people will be vaccinated this week.

# vaccines - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine applies for EU approval
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine applies for EU approval

Jan 12th 2021, 8:56 AM 23,138 Views 50 Comments

A decision on its authorisation could be reached later this month.

# vaccines - Monday 11 January, 2021

Events industry offers help with mass vaccination rollout
# Mass Vaccination
# Mass Vaccination

Events industry offers help with mass vaccination rollout

Jan 11th 2021, 12:02 PM 60,696 Views 46 Comments

An events representative group has written to officials to offer support with planning and delivering the rollout.

# vaccines - Friday 8 January, 2021

Vaccines: EU could approve Oxford/AstraZeneca by end of January, UK gives green light to Moderna
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Vaccines: EU could approve Oxford/AstraZeneca by end of January, UK gives green light to Moderna

Jan 8th 2021, 1:08 PM 14,907 Views 33 Comments

The UK today approved its third Covid-19 vaccine.

One million vaccinated by June 'not a bad estimation', says head of task force
# Rollout
# Rollout

One million vaccinated by June 'not a bad estimation', says head of task force

Jan 8th 2021, 12:52 PM 23,765 Views 75 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said it was possible that “more than one million people” could be vaccinated by June.

EU strikes deal to double supply of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to 600 million jabs
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

EU strikes deal to double supply of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to 600 million jabs

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 10:39 AM 21,118 Views 51 Comments

The Taoiseach said earlier this week that up to 135,000 people will have received two vaccine doses by the end of February.

# vaccines - Thursday 7 January, 2021

'Sad milestone': More than 1,000 people now hospitalised with Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Sad milestone': More than 1,000 people now hospitalised with Covid-19

Jan 7th 2021, 9:15 AM 38,952 Views 84 Comments

Paul Reid confirmed the figure on Twitter this morning.

# vaccines - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Moderna Covid-19 vaccine approved for use as Health Minister says 'logistics are being finalised'
# Second Vaccine
# Second Vaccine

Moderna Covid-19 vaccine approved for use as Health Minister says 'logistics are being finalised'

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 5:52 PM 54,619 Views 58 Comments

This is the second Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in the EU.

# vaccines - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Up to 135,000 people to be fully vaccinated by end of February, Taoiseach says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Up to 135,000 people to be fully vaccinated by end of February, Taoiseach says

Jan 5th 2021, 1:31 PM 43,479 Views 127 Comments

35,000 people are due to receive the first vaccine dose this week.

# vaccines - Monday 4 January, 2021

35,000 to receive first Covid-19 dose this week, Health Minister says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

35,000 to receive first Covid-19 dose this week, Health Minister says

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 2:17 PM 36,434 Views 94 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said 4,000 people received the vaccine in the first few days of the rollout.

# vaccines - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in UK
# Second Vaccine
# Second Vaccine

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in UK

Dec 30th 2020, 7:09 AM 14,004 Views 26 Comments

The vaccine has been shown to prevent severe disease and stop people contracting Covid-19.

# vaccines - Monday 21 December, 2020

How anti-vaccine misinformation took aim at the Toy Show - and what can be done about it
# Anti-vaxxers
# Anti-vaxxers

How anti-vaccine misinformation took aim at the Toy Show - and what can be done about it

Dec 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 45,368 Views 104 Comments

Ireland is seeing a lot of misinformation about vaccines right now – and there’s no sign of it stopping.

# vaccines - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

No plan for vaccine certificates to be used to restrict what people can access or do
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

No plan for vaccine certificates to be used to restrict what people can access or do

Updated Dec 16th 2020, 4:29 PM 18,239 Views 58 Comments

Hiqa’s advice to NPHET comes after the government outlined its national vaccination strategy yesterday.

# vaccines - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

The Explainer: Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun on how the Covid-19 vaccines work
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun on how the Covid-19 vaccines work

Updated Dec 15th 2020, 6:30 PM 27,644 Views 13 Comments

Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun breaks the whole thing down for us on this week’s podcast.

The Covid-19 vaccination strategy has been announced - here's everything you need to know
# Grand Plan
# Grand Plan

The Covid-19 vaccination strategy has been announced - here's everything you need to know

Dec 15th 2020, 5:11 PM 110,614 Views 67 Comments

Included within the plan are details on where people will be vaccinated and who’ll be administering the jabs.

Here's what'll happen when you go to get your Covid-19 vaccine
# Covid19
# Covid19

Here's what'll happen when you go to get your Covid-19 vaccine

Dec 15th 2020, 3:25 PM 24,003 Views 27 Comments

For the larger roll-out, the vaccines will be administered in large vaccination centres and also GP surgeries and pharmacies.

Rollout plan: First vaccines possible by end of year, universities could be used as mass vaccination centres
# 2021
# 2021

Rollout plan: First vaccines possible by end of year, universities could be used as mass vaccination centres

Updated Dec 15th 2020, 2:58 PM 46,452 Views 51 Comments
  • The highest priority groups, those over the age of 65 in long-term care facilities and frontline healthcare workers in direct patient contact, will receive the vaccine first.
  • The vaccine will be administrated from long-term care facilities, hospitals, mass vaccination clinics, GP surgeries and community pharmacies.
  • First vaccinations could begin before the new year, if European authorities approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.