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Pregnant women and people over 60 can now book a second Covid booster
Immunologist says boosters must be used 'at the right time' to protect against winter Covid wave
NPHET warned that mandatory vaccinations could cause 'distrust' in programme
'I’m extremely sorry': HSE boss apologises after high-risk kids passed over for vaccination
First vaccination clinics for vulnerable children held as hospitals face pressure due to Covid
Vaccinations for vulnerable children to start next week, Taoiseach says
Taoiseach ‘concerned but hopeful’ about Covid-19 situation
Free flu vaccine programme to be extended to people aged over 50
Booster shots will be offered to people over 50 from tomorrow
NIAC recommends all children aged 5 to 11 should be offered Covid vaccine
The dose recommended is lower than for children aged 12 and older.
NIAC recommended children with underlying conditions should receive a vaccine in parallel with cohorts currently being boosted.
All children 5-11 to be offered vaccine in parallel with boosters for under-40s.
Questions over actual number of booster 'no-shows' as people report problems with booking system
HSE boss Paul Reid said that up to 50% of appointments for booster jabs were 'no-shows'.
People who have already received the extra jab say they were unable to cancel unneeded appointments.
Opposition politicians say clarity is needed on what exactly is causing the issue, writes Céimin Burke.
Taoiseach provides booster timeline as he says vaccines still 'at core' of Covid response
Secondary students: 'Covid jab rollout welcome but it's vital we're part of conversation'
Over 400,000 vaccine doses delivered to Ireland last week with 200,000 jabs administered
More than half of UK population has had first Covid-19 jab, figures show
Most company directors think the economy will be fully reopened by the end of 2021
More than 10 million people in UK given second Covid vaccine dose
Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April
Donnelly says Ireland can expect 1.1 million vaccine doses by end of March
Digital system for vaccine programme 'vital to its success', committee will be told