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# niac - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

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

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 8:32 PM 17,473 Views 7 Comments

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

# niac - Monday 26 July, 2021

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

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

Jul 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 30,274 Views 14 Comments

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

# niac - Thursday 1 July, 2021

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 9,464 Views 31 Comments

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

# niac - Monday 28 June, 2021

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 60,916 Views 181 Comments

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

# niac - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

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

Jun 2nd 2021, 10:46 PM 44,517 Views 69 Comments

Changes to how the vaccine is used will be contingent on receiving supply.

# niac - Thursday 27 May, 2021

NIAC to review 12-week interval for AstraZeneca doses in view of India variant
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# Mind The Gap

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

May 27th 2021, 5:59 PM 29,578 Views 22 Comments

Ireland administers AstraZeneca in two doses 12 weeks apart.

# niac - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

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

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

May 18th 2021, 12:03 PM 16,148 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.

# niac - Monday 17 May, 2021

People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine
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# 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 90,603 Views 78 Comments

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

# niac - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'
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# 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 62,533 Views 80 Comments

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

# niac - Thursday 22 April, 2021

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 18,079 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

# niac - Sunday 18 April, 2021

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 33,415 Views 62 Comments

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

# niac - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

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 28,335 Views 50 Comments

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

# niac - Monday 12 April, 2021

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 131,334 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.

# niac - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

'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 28,396 Views 39 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

# niac - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Vaccine target for this week reduced by 30,000 doses due to precautionary pause in AstraZeneca use
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# 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 227,745 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.

# niac - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Family carers 'devastated' after being left out of changes to vaccine priority list
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# Covid19

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

Feb 24th 2021, 2:21 PM 20,708 Views 40 Comments

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

# niac - Saturday 20 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 20th 2021, 6:22 PM 34,105 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.

# niac - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

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

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

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 7:12 PM 44,689 Views 43 Comments

This follows a recommendation from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee.

# niac - Saturday 22 March, 2014

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 9,500 Views 30 Comments

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