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# Boosters

This year
Over 70% of workforce have received Covid vaccine and at least one booster, latest data shows
61% of employees have a first booster and 13% of employees in the state had a second booster.
Last year
People aged 18 to 49 can now receive a second Covid-19 booster
Appointments can be made on the HSE website, with appointments available from today.
Covid-19 hospitalisations are rising, so where are we with the virus heading into winter?
The Minister for Health has said there has been a “significant” increase in the number of people in hospital with Covid in recent weeks.
New Omicron-specific vaccines to be rolled out as boosters from next month, Health Minister says
Anyone who is eligible for both a flu vaccine and a Covid booster vaccine can receive them at the same time from next month.
People aged 55 and over can now get another Covid-19 booster dose
People who are more than 16 weeks pregnant are also now invited to book their next booster.
HSE vaccine lead: 'Plans in development for autumn booster as well as winter emergencies'
The HSE’s Damien McCallion gave The Journal’s Coronavirus Newsletter an insight into the next stages of the vaccine rollout.
Appointments for second Covid-19 booster vaccines to begin from today
It follows guidance from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC).
No booster for high-risk teens major source of concern as mask mandate lifts, family says
Boosters have been approved for teenagers in some other countries, but not yet in Ireland.
All time
Booster vaccines to be available for all over-16s from Sunday
The group is the final adult age group being green lit for boosters.
People aged 30-39 can receive a booster shot from today
Those aged 16-29 who received a Janssen primary dose can also avail of a booster from today.
Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says
Paul Reid said the HSE is continuing to ramp up capacity for PCR testing as demand increases.
Paul Reid said it appears cases of Omicron may have peaked in some other countries but not yet in Ireland
He said the HSE is continuing to ramp up capacity for PCR testing as demand increases
Children aged five to 11 who are at high risk from Covid-19, or live with someone high risk, can now be registered for a vaccine
Vaccine registration opens for high-risk children aged 5 to 11
Plan for the rollout of boosters to under-40s expected by end of week, says HSE
Paul Reid said the country’s health system is already under pressure.
No plans for more restrictions this week, but Martin can't rule out discussions after Christmas
Increased demand for PCR testing puts strain on HSE booking systems
Israel offers Covid-19 vaccine fourth dose to people over 60 and healthcare workers
“The world will follow in our footsteps,” Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said.
HSE opens new online self-scheduler to book booster vaccine appointments
The scheduling system will offer more than 3,000 individual appointments for four initial clinics from tomorrow morning.
'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach
All restaurants, bars, cinemas and theatres must close at 8pm until 30 January.
All restaurants, bars, cinemas and theatres must close at 8pm until 30 January
There is speculation that further restrictions could be introduced in the coming weeks
The Taoiseach has said that data on Omicron will be the "key consideration" around restrictions
EU health watchdog approves fifth Covid vaccine
New Covid restrictions come into effect in Ireland as almost 40% of over-18's receive booster
Booster interval for people who have had Covid to be cut from six months to three months
The Covid-19 booster vaccine rollout is being accelerated due to the Omicron variant.
Opinion: To solve Covid-19 vaccine inequity Ireland should support the TRIPS waiver
Two legal experts say there is no legal or moral reason why the waver on vaccine patents cannot be encouraged.
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.
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
HSE tells centres to allow boosters after 3-month gap as Cabinet discusses Covid developments
Stephen Donnelly said the Government will assess more measures and scheduling options so more people can get the booster jab.
The new guidance will be in place when the HSE updates its IT system
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said the schedule for booster jabs is being revised
Taoiseach Micheál Martin called for more GPs and pharmacists to get involved with the booster rollout
Booster dose gap to be reduced to three months, Health Minister announces
Booster shots will be offered to people over 50 from tomorrow
Over one million booster doses have been administered in Ireland.
The Explainer: Why do we need another dose of a Covid vaccine?
Will everyone get a booster vaccine, and how long will booster immunity last?
Plan to subsidise antigen tests to be signed off on later this week or next Tuesday, says Tánaiste
Subsidised antigen tests are expected to be made available at pharmacies for €2 to €3.
US authorises Covid boosters for all over 18s
The booster decision comes as cases are rapidly rising nationally in the US
People who received a J&J vaccine should get a booster after three months, NIAC recommends
The three-month interval is shorter than the five-month gap for the other vaccines.
HSE offers Covid-19 booster vaccinations to those 60 years old and over
It’s recommended that people get a booster dose at least six months after the initial course of vaccination.
Poll: Will you get a Covid-19 booster vaccine when it's made available to you?
The government has approved a recommendation to rollout booster vaccines for healthcare workers.
Government approves NIAC recommendation to give booster shots to healthcare workers
This evening, Mercy University Hospital said it was experiencing high demand for its emergency department.
Ireland is set to roll out Covid-19 boosters in the next few weeks - here's what you need to know
Countries are lining up to give booster vaccines – a move which may have wider implications for the length of the pandemic.