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# booster

This year
# Vaccination
HSE urges public to get second booster shot as vaccine uptake lags
The renewed appeal comes amid concern over the Kraken variant.
Last year
# Galway
Galway med-tech firm behind groundbreaking vaccine to create 500 new jobs
The Galway-based firm created a vaccine by inhaler that is now being used in China’s booster programme.
# booster
People aged 50 and over can now get their Covid-19 booster vaccine
From today, this age group can book their booster appointment.
# Coronavirus
Appointments for second Covid-19 booster vaccines to begin from today
It follows guidance from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC).
# booster
Parents of children aged 12-15 can now book their child's Covid booster online
Walk-in centres will also be operational for this booster.
# Covid-19
HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions
Although close contacts in this situation are no longer required to restrict their movements, they are advised to follow a number of other measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.
All time
# booster
People in their 40s urged to avail of booster as queue wait times ease off at walk-in centres
National Show Centre in Co Dublin has approximately 900 in the queue, and has temporarily stopped others from joining the queue.
# booster
Those aged 40-49 can get booster shots from tomorrow, a month ahead of schedule
The booster dose should be given at a minimum of a three-month interval from a person’s last dose of a primary Covid-19 vaccine.
Professor Christine Loscher: Why boosters are so important in the fight against Omicron
Why do we care so much about boosters right now? Let’s look at how we got here.
# Questions answered
Q&A: Who is eligible for a Covid-19 booster and when will I get mine?
Here’s what you need to know about the Covid-19 booster rollout programme.
# Vaccines
People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule
50,000 Covid-19 vaccines were administered yesterday – a daily record.
People aged 40-49 will be offered boosters from 27 December - three weeks ahead of the initial plan
Vaccinations for children aged 5-11 will commence in paediatric hospitals next week
50,000 Covid-19 boosters were administered yesterday - a daily record, Órla Ryan reports
GP: When a super-spreadable virus meets a super-spreader event like Christmas we need to pause
# Schools
Closing schools this Friday would be 'sensible', says leading immunology professor
Christine Loscher added that schoolchildren are currently the population’s largest unvaccinated group and will be mixing in coming days.
# booster
Long queues continue at walk-in booster clinics, as HSE chief says people will be offered appointments
Many centres have waiting times of over an hour this morning.
# next phases
People in their 30s and 40s to be offered booster jab this month as roll-out to be accelerated
People in the 50-59 age cohort will start to be offered appointments for the additional dose from today.
All those aged between 30-49 will be offered a third dose of the vaccine before Christmas, reports Christina Finn
People in the 50-59 age cohort will start to be offered appointments for the additional dose from today.
# nphet briefing
'Cut social contacts in half' and antigen testing in schools: Key points from NPHET's briefing
There is “very good data” that the booster shots are working well and quickly, Holohan said
# Greece
Tighter restrictions announced for non-vaccinated in Greece as daily cases surge
The new measures come in this weekend.
# booster shots
Booster vaccine programme for over-60s to begin next week
A booster shot will only be given six months after a person received their second dose of the vaccine.
Those aged between 60-69 will get their booster shot at a mass vaccination centre, while GPs will administer the jabs to those aged between 70 to 79.
Booster shots will only be given to a person six months after the date of their second dose of the vaccine.
The Irish Pharmacy Union said the decision to exclude community pharmacies from the campaign is 'illogical'
From snake oil to government policy - the long and winding antigen test debate
Government to send antigen tests to fully vaccinated close contacts
# booster shots
Donnelly says he would like to see healthcare workers get the green light for the booster jab
The booster shots for the over 60s will begin ‘imminently’, said the minister.
# Jabs
40,000 booster and extra Covid vaccines administered so far in Ireland
The programme was rolled out on 27 September.
# Pfizer
Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation
Federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 or older.
# paul reid
Roll out of Covid-19 booster jabs to start next week, HSE CEO says
Reid said contact would be made with people who are deemed at the highest risk.
# booster
Ireland to get 4.9m doses of Pfizer/BioNTech in both 2022 and 2023
Cabinet were told that booster shots may be required.
# booster
BioNTech-Pfizer to send EU up to 75 million more vaccine doses
There’s been growing anger over the EU’s inoculation campaign, which has been criticised as too slow.
# Energised
'Booster weeks' leave Munster turnover threat O'Mahony fresh
The southern province’s captain is enjoying working with Tadhg Beirne this season.
# SpaceX
This revolutionary rocket will have to wait to try a risky new way of landing
Instead of being discarded in the ocean, the booster stages could return to Earth.
# booster
Good news for babies: The BCG vaccine shortage is over
The HSE has said in June that it has problems with its supplier.
# booster
We're vaccinating more children in Ireland than ever before
Vaccination rates are at their highest ever levels, the HSE said today.
# Your Say
Poll: Should vaccinations be compulsory for children?
A court has ruled that a 5-year-old boy must get his booster shots, but should vaccinations for children be compulsory across the board?
# illness
13 people died of influenza during Ireland's last flu season
All of the people who died were elderly, ranging from 81 to 98 years old.