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# niac - This year 2022

Explainer: What you need to know about the new adapted Covid vaccines heading into winter
# Immunology
# Immunology

Explainer: What you need to know about the new adapted Covid vaccines heading into winter

Sep 26th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,539 Views 26 Comments

Professor of Immunology Christine Loscher says the new jabs work ‘specifically against Omicron’.

Monkeypox cases rise to 126 as new advice on vaccines could increase doses fivefold
# Health
# Health

Monkeypox cases rise to 126 as new advice on vaccines could increase doses fivefold

Updated Aug 25th 2022, 10:53 AM 15,166 Views 36 Comments

14 cases have been confirmed since the previous weekly report.

Government called on to implement 'robust strategy' to tackle monkeypox
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Government called on to implement 'robust strategy' to tackle monkeypox

Aug 6th 2022, 2:16 PM 7,459 Views 4 Comments

“As cases slowly climb,” Senator Jerry Buttimer says “it is crucial that we are preventative in our actions”.

Changes announced to COVID vaccination programme, including second booster for 50-64 year-olds
# Vaccination Programme
# Vaccination Programme

Changes announced to COVID vaccination programme, including second booster for 50-64 year-olds

Jul 23rd 2022, 4:21 PM 45,630 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Health and the HSE will now work to operationalise these updates.

# niac - Last year 2021

Vaccinations for vulnerable children to start next week, Taoiseach says
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

Vaccinations for vulnerable children to start next week, Taoiseach says

Dec 14th 2021, 7:45 PM 13,081 Views 53 Comments

Micheál Martin said that vulnerable children will begin to receive vaccines from 20 December.

People who received a J&J vaccine should get a booster after three months, NIAC recommends
# Janssen
# Janssen

People who received a J&J vaccine should get a booster after three months, NIAC recommends

Nov 18th 2021, 6:31 PM 44,614 Views 56 Comments

The three-month interval is shorter than the five-month gap for the other vaccines.

CMO endorses NIAC recommendation for vaccine boosters for over 60s
# Booster Jabs
# Booster Jabs

CMO endorses NIAC recommendation for vaccine boosters for over 60s

Updated Oct 19th 2021, 1:44 PM 30,638 Views 71 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said he will work with the HSE to implement the recommendations as soon as possible.

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'

Updated Oct 15th 2021, 8:33 PM 73,719 Views 167 Comments

It follow concerns from NPHET about the spread of Covid-19.

NIAC recommends booster mRNA dose for care home residents and over 80s
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

NIAC recommends booster mRNA dose for care home residents and over 80s

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 8:32 PM 17,600 Views 7 Comments

The booster can be given six months after the initial vaccine course was completed.

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19

Jul 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 30,433 Views 14 Comments

Niac is expected to issue guidance to the Government and HSE this week.

Taoiseach: NIAC advice included in modelling wouldn't have affected pause to hospitality
# Cabinet Confidentiality
# Cabinet Confidentiality

Taoiseach: NIAC advice included in modelling wouldn't have affected pause to hospitality

Jul 1st 2021, 3:45 PM 9,534 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach told reporters he will not talk about what was discussed at Cabinet last Tuesday.

Varadkar says a delay to indoor hospitality is 'not inevitable'
# Delta Decisions
# Delta Decisions

Varadkar says a delay to indoor hospitality is 'not inevitable'

Jun 28th 2021, 12:08 PM 61,013 Views 182 Comments

NPHET is meeting today on whether to delay the reopening of indoor hospitality.

Gap between AstraZeneca doses can be reduced from twelve weeks to eight, NIAC advises
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Gap between AstraZeneca doses can be reduced from twelve weeks to eight, NIAC advises

Jun 2nd 2021, 10:46 PM 44,603 Views 70 Comments

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
# Mind The Gap
# Mind The Gap

NIAC to review 12-week interval for AstraZeneca doses in view of India variant

May 27th 2021, 5:59 PM 29,620 Views 22 Comments

Ireland administers AstraZeneca in two doses 12 weeks apart.

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?

May 18th 2021, 12:03 PM 16,179 Views 0 Comments

It is expected that this age cohort will be offered a choice between the AZ and J&J vaccines or an mRNA vaccine.

People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine

Updated May 17th 2021, 1:00 PM 90,808 Views 80 Comments

The HSE’s Colm Henry said the latest vaccine administration advice was received over the weekend.

Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'

Updated May 12th 2021, 7:49 PM 62,611 Views 80 Comments

The Tánaiste made the comments at a Fine Gael meeting this evening.

No Johnson & Johnson vaccine decision until next week but Donnelly 'hopes' for all clear
# Single-shot Jab
# Single-shot Jab

No Johnson & Johnson vaccine decision until next week but Donnelly 'hopes' for all clear

Apr 22nd 2021, 2:31 PM 18,107 Views 45 Comments
  • Minister echoes Tánaiste's hopes that vaccine can be used for all adult age groups
  • Single-dose J&J vaccine seen as key to Ireland's vaccine effort
  • Advice on travel from India expected this week due to variant concern
  • Housebound vaccinations may also be carried out by GPs and pharmacists
No plans to change vaccine rollout to prioritise younger cohorts, says Health Minister
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

No plans to change vaccine rollout to prioritise younger cohorts, says Health Minister

Apr 18th 2021, 2:06 PM 33,485 Views 62 Comments

Donnelly said he asked about changing the plan due to a previous NIAC reccommendation.

NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses
# Covid Vaccines
# Covid Vaccines

NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses

Apr 13th 2021, 10:53 PM 28,417 Views 50 Comments

The consideration is being made amid a serious disruption to Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

NIAC recommends giving AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 60 only
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NIAC recommends giving AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 60 only

Updated Apr 12th 2021, 9:08 PM 131,440 Views 165 Comments
  • 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.
'This will benefit everyone': Health Minister suggests new vaccine plan may allow quicker reopening of society
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'This will benefit everyone': Health Minister suggests new vaccine plan may allow quicker reopening of society

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 2:05 PM 28,438 Views 40 Comments
  • Stephen Donnelly says programme should vaccinate population in the shortest possible time-frame
  • Minister willing to meet with teachers' and garda unions to explain changes
  • 'Indicative timelines' outlining when groups could be vaccinated expected in coming weeks
Vaccine target for this week reduced by 30,000 doses due to precautionary pause in AstraZeneca use
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Vaccine target for this week reduced by 30,000 doses due to precautionary pause in AstraZeneca use

Updated Mar 14th 2021, 7:01 PM 228,118 Views 364 Comments
  • Deputy Chief Medical Officer confirmed the recommendation in a statement this morning.
  • Norwegian health officials yesterday reported further cases of blood clots or brain haemorrhages in younger people who received the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab.
  • The World Health Organization has said no causal link had been established between the vaccine and blood clotting.
Family carers 'devastated' after being left out of changes to vaccine priority list
# Covid19
# Covid19

Family carers 'devastated' after being left out of changes to vaccine priority list

Feb 24th 2021, 2:21 PM 20,757 Views 40 Comments

Yesterday the government announced people with underlying conditions that put them at high risk have been moved up the priority list.

Government to consider plan to raise position of people with underlying conditions on vaccine priority list
# Health
# Health

Government to consider plan to raise position of people with underlying conditions on vaccine priority list

Feb 20th 2021, 6:22 PM 34,158 Views 69 Comments

Moving people with underlying conditions to a higher position on the vaccine priority list would be “fair and reasonable”, the Taoiseach has said.

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 44,919 Views 43 Comments

This follows a recommendation from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee.

# niac - All time

Lifesaving jab for children in Northern Ireland - but not the Republic (yet)
# Meningitis B
# Meningitis B

Lifesaving jab for children in Northern Ireland - but not the Republic (yet)

Mar 22nd 2014, 2:10 PM 9,518 Views 30 Comments

Ireland has the highest incidence of Meningitis B disease in Europe.