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# vaccine - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for mass vaccinations

“We think we can start sometime in October,” US President Trump claimed.

# vaccine - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial resumes after UK green light

AstraZeneca announced on Wednesday it had “voluntarily paused” its trial of the vaccine.

# vaccine - Friday 4 September, 2020

Russian Covid-19 vaccine shows 'no serious adverse affects' in preliminary study

Russia surprised the world when it announced the development of a vaccine last month.

# vaccine - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Covid-19: The treatment and vaccine candidates showing promising results

There may be enough data on the Oxford vaccine to put it before regulators this year.

Winter flu vaccine campaign gears up to prevent 'dual outbreaks' of influenza and Covid-19

For the first time, children aged 2-12 are also entitled to a free flu vaccine.

# vaccine - Friday 21 August, 2020

Pandemic could be ended in less than two years, says WHO

The prediction comes amid a spike in cases across Europe.

# vaccine - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Australia's prime minister says any Covid-19 vaccine should be 'as mandatory as you can possibly make it'

Scott Morrison made the comments after Australia reached a deal to manufacture a “promising” vaccine in development.

# vaccine - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Nearly 70% of people would take a Covid-19 vaccine, according to new poll

The poll surveyed 2,000 people in July.

# vaccine - Monday 3 August, 2020

WHO says there may never be a 'silver bullet' for new coronavirus

WHO director-general Dr Tedros urged governments to focus on testing, distancing, and face masks.

# vaccine - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

UK govt signs deal with GSK and Sanofi for 60 million doses of potential Covid-19 vaccine

UK government agreements are now in place for 250 million doses of potential vaccines.

# vaccine - Monday 27 July, 2020

Thousands of volunteers begin tests of US government’s Covid-19 vaccine

It is one of several candidates to find a cure for the pandemic.

# vaccine - Friday 24 July, 2020

Debunked: No, the HSE has not banned a Covid-19 treatment in order to later 'push' a vaccine

A widely shared Facebook post incorrectly claims that medications which ‘cure’ the virus have been banned in Ireland.

# vaccine - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

The Explainer: How close is a Covid-19 vaccine?

We speak to one of the Oxford researchers working on a vaccine that has seen good results so far.

# vaccine - Monday 20 July, 2020

Coronavirus: Vaccine found to be 'safe and induces an immune reaction' in early stages of UK trial

Researchers at Oxford University described the results as encouraging but said “there is still much work to be done”.

# vaccine - Monday 13 July, 2020

Nearly three-quarters of Irish people say they would 'likely' get Covid-19 vaccine

That’s according to a new survey carried out for the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association.

# vaccine - Friday 3 July, 2020

Antibody test to identify 'immune' individuals to get government funding boost

Those that are ‘immune’ could therefore be safe to return to work.

# vaccine - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Colds, flus and Covid-19 combined could overwhelm Irish health system this winter, experts warn

Flu season normally puts the Irish health system under strain.

# vaccine - Friday 29 May, 2020

Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics

The hoax video shows a man who has a passing resemblance to Gates – but it’s a hoax.

# vaccine - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Rate of mumps infection declined significantly in April due to Covid restrictions

A spike in the number of people presenting with the highly infectious condition started in late 2018.

# vaccine - Monday 18 May, 2020

US drugmaker reports promising early results from Covid-19 vaccine test

Moderna, which was founded nine years ago, said the vaccine “was generally safe and well-tolerated”.

# vaccine - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Trump says he hopes for Covid-19 vaccine by end of year or 'maybe before'

The timeline projected by Trump is more optimistic than what Europe foresees.

# vaccine - Friday 15 May, 2020

Most Irish people don't expect a 'return to normality' until 2021

Seven in 10 people think we’ll have some form of social distancing in place until at least June 2021.

# vaccine - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Chief of French pharma company under fire for saying the US gets priority access to Covid-19 vaccine

President Emmanuel Macron’s office said it would hold talks with Sanofi executives next week.

US claims Chinese hackers have tried to steal information about Covid-19 vaccines

The warning has added to the battle between the US and China over the outbreak.

Call for Covid-19 vaccine to be free so it's 'not auctioned off to the highest bidder'

Oxfam has warned that rich countries and industry could prevent or delay the vaccine from reaching vulnerable people.

# vaccine - Monday 4 May, 2020

Ireland commits €18 million as part of global effort to tackle Covid-19

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the funding today.

# vaccine - Friday 1 May, 2020

Pharmacists call for flu vaccine to be free for everyone

The Irish Pharmacy Union has said a plan must be developed to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed next winter, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# vaccine - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine still ‘likely to take a year or 18 months’ according to Irish health association

Several biopharmaceutical companies have medicines in various stages of development.

# vaccine - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Candidates receive first injections in coronavirus vaccine trial

Researchers from the University of Oxford administered the first doses today.

# vaccine - Monday 20 April, 2020

From The42 'Personally I am opposed to vaccination': Djokovic casts doubt over his return to tennis Covid-19

'Personally I am opposed to vaccination': Djokovic casts doubt over his return to tennis

The world number one says his opposition to vaccination might be a problem once tennis resumes.

'Long shots': UK top advisor dampens expectations as Oxford's clinical trial for vaccine to begin

The lead researcher on the Oxford team said the prospects are “very good” ahead of the vaccine trials.

# vaccine - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Only a vaccine can bring 'normalcy' back to the world, UN chief says

Antonio Guterres says it is hoped there will be a vaccine available by the end of the year.

# vaccine - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Periods of social distancing may be needed into 2022, Harvard researchers say

The researchers assume that Covid-19 will become seasonal, but say much remains unknown.

# vaccine - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine could be available in September, Oxford professor claims

The World Health Organization previously said it could take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be developed.

# vaccine - Friday 10 April, 2020

Repurposed drugs may be a 'cheap option' to treat Covid-19 patients until a vaccine is developed

A study has shown that a vaccine to protect against SARS-CoV2 may be 12-18 months away from development.

# vaccine - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Covid-19: The race is on to create the world's first ever coronavirus vaccine

A candidate vaccine was developed for SARS but it never went to market.

# vaccine - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

University researchers in Belfast have been awarded a grant to find a Covid-19 treatment

The funding grant has been awarded as one of several projects that will receive part of a €21.5 million fund.

# vaccine - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Here are the potential Covid-19 vaccine and treatment options being developed

The World Health Organization has said it could take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be developed and approved for use.

# vaccine - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine could take up to 12-18 months, says WHO

A candidate vaccine could be “around 16 weeks from now”, but months of testing would be needed after that.

# vaccine - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018

There were 80 reported measles cases in Ireland in 2019.

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