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# astrazeneca - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:28 AM 37,412 Views 48 Comments

The move was quickly reversed after much criticism from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain.

# astrazeneca - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Mick Wallace says vaccine rollout delay is 'huge concern' and could cost lives
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Mick Wallace says vaccine rollout delay is 'huge concern' and could cost lives

Feb 9th 2021, 3:07 PM 29,116 Views 13 Comments

The independent MEP said “the most glaring problem in the last three or four weeks has been the delay in the rollout”.

# astrazeneca - Monday 8 February, 2021

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy

Feb 8th 2021, 2:40 PM 52,951 Views 40 Comments

Researchers are working to update the vaccine to deal with the South African variant.

'No-one will be left behind' in vaccine rollout plan, Dr Colm Henry says
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

'No-one will be left behind' in vaccine rollout plan, Dr Colm Henry says

Feb 8th 2021, 9:15 AM 30,553 Views 51 Comments

People aged 70 and over are set to be vaccinated in GP practices and vaccine centres.

# astrazeneca - Sunday 7 February, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine is less effective against South African variant, research says
# Oxford
# Oxford

AstraZeneca vaccine is less effective against South African variant, research says

Feb 7th 2021, 9:22 AM 26,980 Views 42 Comments

The company believes the jab is still effective against severe disease caused by the South African variant.

# astrazeneca - Thursday 4 February, 2021

'Bear with us': HSE deals with rollout issues as Taoiseach pledges vaccination of over-70s will begin on time
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

'Bear with us': HSE deals with rollout issues as Taoiseach pledges vaccination of over-70s will begin on time

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 3:19 PM 61,388 Views 73 Comments
  • NIAC has recommended that people aged 70 and over should receive mRNA vaccines
  • Paul Reid says HSE has "always been clear that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will have many twists and turns"
  • Varadkar warns rollout among over 70s "may be slower" than originally planned
The Explainer: Delivery woes, efficacy questions, and Brexit - what's going on with AstraZeneca?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Delivery woes, efficacy questions, and Brexit - what's going on with AstraZeneca?

Feb 4th 2021, 2:30 PM 14,229 Views 2 Comments

We take a closer look on this week’s episode.

Explainer: What's happening with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and older people in Ireland?
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Explainer: What's happening with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and older people in Ireland?

Feb 4th 2021, 12:15 PM 13,254 Views 4 Comments

The jab has been the subject of ongoing controversies in recent weeks.

# astrazeneca - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to be used for over 70s 'where practicable and timely'
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to be used for over 70s 'where practicable and timely'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 7:12 PM 43,961 Views 43 Comments

This follows a recommendation from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee.

A single dose of Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine may reduce transmission by two thirds, study says
# Covid Jab
# Covid Jab

A single dose of Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine may reduce transmission by two thirds, study says

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:28 AM 22,798 Views 30 Comments

Ireland expects to receive its first shipment of the newly-approved vaccine next week.

# astrazeneca - 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 23,231 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?

# astrazeneca - Sunday 31 January, 2021

AstraZeneca to deliver nine million additional doses in 'step forward' for vaccinations
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

AstraZeneca to deliver nine million additional doses in 'step forward' for vaccinations

Jan 31st 2021, 7:07 PM 52,930 Views 78 Comments

The EU will receive 40 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the first three months of 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 33,616 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.

# astrazeneca - 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 170,324 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

# astrazeneca - Friday 29 January, 2021

Ireland to receive 300,000 fewer vaccine doses to April due to supply issues
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Ireland to receive 300,000 fewer vaccine doses to April due to supply issues

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 4:30 PM 37,095 Views 39 Comments

This is due to the “significant drop” in the expected deliveries from AstraZeneca.

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 62,149 Views 42 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
Amid a deepening row, the [heavily redacted] EU-AstraZeneca contract has been published
# Oxford Vaccine
# Oxford Vaccine

Amid a deepening row, the [heavily redacted] EU-AstraZeneca contract has been published

Jan 29th 2021, 12:11 PM 47,463 Views 78 Comments
  • There are numerous references to AstraZeneca making its 'Best Reasonable Efforts' to deliver the vaccine amounts promised.
  • There is no reference to the UK factories being used only for the British market; but this could be in the UK contract with AstraZeneca.
  • The head of Ireland's vaccine taskforce said it's possible that the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine could be administered by GPs if the AstraZeneca delivery is delayed.

# astrazeneca - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Explainer: What's happening in the row between the EU and AstraZeneca?
# Getting The Jab Done
# Getting The Jab Done

Explainer: What's happening in the row between the EU and AstraZeneca?

Jan 28th 2021, 2:58 PM 27,739 Views 40 Comments

The global competition for Covid-19 vaccines is putting the EU and Britain on a post-Brexit collision course.

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.

# astrazeneca - 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 13,157 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.

Germany joins AstraZeneca in rejecting 'completely incorrect' reports on Covid vaccine efficacy in elderly
# Over 65s
# Over 65s

Germany joins AstraZeneca in rejecting 'completely incorrect' reports on Covid vaccine efficacy in elderly

Updated Jan 26th 2021, 11:33 AM 76,606 Views 41 Comments

Two German newspaper reports cast doubt on the effectiveness of the Oxford vaccine among older age groups.

# astrazeneca - 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 56,935 Views 66 Comments

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

# astrazeneca - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

'Game-changer' AstraZeneca vaccine will NOT land in Ireland before it is approved
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

'Game-changer' AstraZeneca vaccine will NOT land in Ireland before it is approved

Jan 20th 2021, 1:17 PM 37,014 Views 52 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly had said he had hoped it could arrive sooner.

# astrazeneca - 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 23,135 Views 50 Comments

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

# astrazeneca - 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.

# astrazeneca - Monday 4 January, 2021

82-year-old man ‘really proud’ to be first to get Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

82-year-old man ‘really proud’ to be first to get Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 9:24 AM 30,664 Views 41 Comments

Brian Pinker received the jab in England earlier this morning.

# astrazeneca - Sunday 27 December, 2020

AstraZeneca chief claims its Covid-19 vaccine has 'winning formula'
# Pascal Soriot
# Pascal Soriot

AstraZeneca chief claims its Covid-19 vaccine has 'winning formula'

Dec 27th 2020, 4:36 PM 41,761 Views 57 Comments

The UK is expected to approve the rollout of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine on 4 January.

# astrazeneca - Sunday 13 December, 2020

High chance that Oxford vaccine could be rolled out in UK before end of the year
# Oxford Vaccine
# Oxford Vaccine

High chance that Oxford vaccine could be rolled out in UK before end of the year

Dec 13th 2020, 4:50 PM 28,942 Views 16 Comments

Professor Gilbert emphasized that multiple vaccines will be needed to tackle the pandemic.

# astrazeneca - Sunday 6 December, 2020

FactFind: Have Covid-19 vaccines been tested among older age groups?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactFind: Have Covid-19 vaccines been tested among older age groups?

Dec 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 39,644 Views 0 Comments

Let’s take a look at how trials for the Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have involved older age groups.

# astrazeneca - Friday 27 November, 2020

UK government asks regulator to assess AstraZeneca vaccine in 'first step' towards roll-out
# Oxford
# Oxford

UK government asks regulator to assess AstraZeneca vaccine in 'first step' towards roll-out

Nov 27th 2020, 7:30 AM 9,550 Views 6 Comments

The UK government has pre-ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine.

# astrazeneca - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Astrazeneca says it may need to conduct 'additional study' of its Covid vaccine after questions emerge
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Astrazeneca says it may need to conduct 'additional study' of its Covid vaccine after questions emerge

Nov 26th 2020, 5:03 PM 33,650 Views 20 Comments

CEO Pascal Soriot said more studies may be needed to provide clarity on its data.

# astrazeneca - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Trials of Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine showed 'strong immune responses' in adults, researchers say
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Trials of Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine showed 'strong immune responses' in adults, researchers say

Oct 27th 2020, 7:20 AM 61,398 Views 61 Comments

This vaccine from Astrazeneca and Oxford University is being tested in various locations around the world.

# astrazeneca - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Leading Covid-19 vaccine trial resumes in Japan but not US
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Leading Covid-19 vaccine trial resumes in Japan but not US

Oct 3rd 2020, 11:07 AM 26,640 Views 8 Comments

A leader behind the vaccine said it could be ready by the end of the year despite the pause.

# astrazeneca - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial resumes after UK green light
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial resumes after UK green light

Sep 12th 2020, 3:53 PM 35,629 Views 25 Comments

AstraZeneca announced on Wednesday it had “voluntarily paused” its trial of the vaccine.

# astrazeneca - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Oxford vaccine trial paused after UK volunteer falls ill
# Vaccine Trials
# Vaccine Trials

Oxford vaccine trial paused after UK volunteer falls ill

Sep 9th 2020, 7:10 AM 45,849 Views 43 Comments

The Mexican government is working with the company AstraZeneca to carry out trials of the Oxford vaccine.