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# AstraZeneca

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Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots
Additionally, the UK has approved a Covid drug treatment that makers say works against Omicron.
AstraZeneca to build €300 million manufacturing plant in Dublin
About 100 jobs are to be created.
Nerve disorder listed as 'very rare' side effect of AstraZeneca jab
The disorder is a nerve inflammation that may cause temporary paralysis and difficulty breathing.
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.
Facebook bans Russian firm behind Pfizer and AstraZeneca smear campaign
A network of 65 Facebook accounts and 243 Instagram accounts was traced back to Fazze, an advertising and marketing firm working in Russia.
Debunked: A claim that Australian students were 'accidentally' vaccinated is missing context
An “error” led to around 160 students receiving the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine,.
Debunked: A claim which describes 'major concerns' about the AstraZeneca vaccine is misleading
The claim has been shared on Facebook.
450,000 second doses of AZ will be completed within next 10 days, Reid says
“They will all be fully completed now probably in the week commencing 12 July,” HSE chief Paul Reid said.
Six months into 2021, how close is Ireland to vaccinating 80% of the population?
This week marked the six-month mark in the vaccine rollout.
Explainer: Why is the interval between AstraZeneca doses being reduced again?
Basically, it’s about efficacy against the Delta variant.
AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines to be made available to all age groups
Earlier this month, the gap between doses of this vaccine was reduced from 12 weeks to eight.
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
AstraZeneca and European Commission both claim victory in vaccine court case
AstraZeneca has been ordered to deliver 50 million more doses by the end of September.
Most AZ second doses will be administered within next five weeks, Reid confirms
The HSE chief said it is planned that the second doses of AstraZeneca will be completed by 19 July.
Health Minister confirms wait between AstraZeneca doses to be reduced from twelve weeks to eight
It’s hoped that the change will allow more people to be vaccinated sooner, but the exact timing depends on supply of the vaccine.
Gap between AstraZeneca doses can be reduced from twelve weeks to eight, NIAC advises
Changes to how the vaccine is used will be contingent on receiving supply.
NIAC to review 12-week interval for AstraZeneca doses in view of India variant
Ireland administers AstraZeneca in two doses 12 weeks apart.
Legal showdown between EU and AstraZeneca begins, with EU seeking huge fine
The Anglo-Swedish company is set to provide 70 million doses in the second quarter – it had promised 180 million.
Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days
Dr Tony Holohan said he expects to receive an updated recommendation from NIAC in the coming days.
US to share 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines with the world
The Astra Zeneca vaccine has yet to be cleared for use in the US but is used across the globe.
Health products regulator reports 'small number' of clotting events linked to AstraZeneca vaccine
The number of people affected is reported to be below five.
European Commission says no legal action taken against AstraZeneca - despite Stephen Donnelly saying otherwise
Stephen Donnelly said that the action was take over AstraZeneca’s “complete failure to meet its delivery and contractual agreements for April, May and June”.
50,000 register for Covid-19 vaccine as GPs ask people not to call for AstraZeneca advice
67 year olds can be registered tomorrow followed by 66 year olds on Sunday and 65 year olds from Monday.
Denmark abandons AstraZeneca vaccine, EMA to rule on J&J jab next week
The director general of the health authority said he “would not hesitate” to use this vaccine if Denmark’s Covid-19 situation was in a worse position.
Increased concern among public about taking the AstraZeneca vaccine following NIAC decision, says Kelly
The Labour leader says clear advice and practical guidance by public health experts is needed now for the over 60s.
Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met
The HSE is now assessing the impact of NIAC’s advice that the AstraZeneca vaccine should only be given to those over 60.
Q&A: Why Ireland changed its guidelines for the AstraZeneca vaccine - and how it'll affect the rollout
The HSE is going to consider over the next few days how this affects the vaccine rollout.
Glynn says NPHET isn't predicting a fourth wave but is concerned about possible super-spreader events
NIAC recommends giving AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 60 only
NIAC recommends giving AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 60 only
The committee met today to discuss the use of the jab.
The committee met this morning to review the vaccine following a warning from the European Medicines Agency.
The HSE had advised that all AstraZeneca vaccination clinics for tomorrow should be cancelled.
In a statement this evening, AstraZeneca said it "recognises" the decision taken by NIAC.
'There are many reasons for hope': New Covid-19 admissions to hospital fall to November levels
Stephen Donnelly says capping arrivals from states on hotel quarantine list 'possible' in future
Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca
The move follows the EMA saying it had found a ‘possible link’ between the AZ vaccine and rare blood clots.
Irish medicines watchdog probing first blood clot case in AstraZeneca vaccine recipient
The HPRA confirmed it has received a case which describes “an unusual clot in the brain.”
Explainer: What is known about the AstraZeneca blood clot reports so far
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee is to decide if further advice needs to be issued about the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Australia to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine with ‘necessary precautions’
Pfizer’s jab will now be the preferred vaccine for those under the age of 50.
AstraZeneca vaccine has possible link to rare cases of unusual blood clots, EMA finds
NIAC has said its current advice about the use of this vaccine in Ireland still applies.
UK releases new data about AstraZeneca-linked blood clots as EMA continues to support use of vaccine
Several European countries have paused the use of the jab.
AstraZeneca vaccinations halted in parts of Germany for under-60s
Officials in Berlin, Munich and the eastern state of Brandenburg took the decision.
Arlene Foster receives her first Covid-19 vaccine
Northern Ireland’s programme has opened to the 50-and-over age cohort.
The EMA has granted approval for AstraZeneca plant at centre of diplomatic dispute
The Dutch plant has been at the centre of a bitter spat between the UK and the EU over AstraZeneca’s vaccine production shortfall.
AstraZeneca issues guidance to patients on symptoms of 'very rare' potential vaccine side-effect
Guidance from the company was issued to Irish medics yesterday.
EU criticises AstraZeneca over production shortfalls amid action warning
The European Union has been criticised at home and abroad for the slow rollout of its vaccine drive.