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#Vaccine

# vaccine - Thursday 4 March, 2021

HSE thanks GPs for patience as it admits 'some issues' with vaccine delivery to practices
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

HSE thanks GPs for patience as it admits 'some issues' with vaccine delivery to practices

Thu 7:21 PM 17,054 Views 39 Comments

54,691 vaccines were administered last week to over 85s in GP settings.

Germany and France to give AstraZeneca vaccine to over 65s, Belgium approves it for over 55s
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Germany and France to give AstraZeneca vaccine to over 65s, Belgium approves it for over 55s

Thu 11:17 AM 9,978 Views 11 Comments

Ireland is currently only using this vaccine for people aged 18-69.

# vaccine - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Dolly Parton gets Moderna Covid vaccine she partly funded
# Dolly Parton
# Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton gets Moderna Covid vaccine she partly funded

Wed 9:26 AM 24,321 Views 26 Comments

The beloved country music star (75) broke into song while getting the jab and adapted one of her best-known ballads Jolene.

# vaccine - Saturday 27 February, 2021

US set to approve Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine
# You Only Get One Shot
# You Only Get One Shot

US set to approve Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

Feb 27th 2021, 7:09 AM 17,969 Views 19 Comments

The European Medicines Agency is expected to approve the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for use in the European Union in early March.

# vaccine - Friday 26 February, 2021

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
# The North
# The North

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Feb 26th 2021, 8:05 PM 9,933 Views 13 Comments

The drive to administer first and second doses of vaccines across the North’s care homes has been completed.

5% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

5% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine

Feb 26th 2021, 10:35 AM 43,317 Views 152 Comments

This represents some 238,000 people.

# vaccine - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

People with underlying conditions have been moved up the vaccine priority list
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

People with underlying conditions have been moved up the vaccine priority list

Updated Feb 23rd 2021, 9:00 PM 77,219 Views 46 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed the change this evening.

# vaccine - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Thousands of Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Gaza from UAE
# Palestine
# Palestine

Thousands of Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Gaza from UAE

Feb 21st 2021, 6:45 PM 18,177 Views 26 Comments

The vaccines are reported to be designated for inoculating medical teams.

# vaccine - Saturday 20 February, 2021

World tops 200 million vaccine doses as G7 boosts funding for aid
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

World tops 200 million vaccine doses as G7 boosts funding for aid

Feb 20th 2021, 3:55 PM 9,168 Views 9 Comments

G7 countries have pledged to more than double aid to support vaccine access for less wealthy countries.

How a bungled announcement led to mass confusion about Ireland's vaccination centres
# Shot In The Dark
# Shot In The Dark

How a bungled announcement led to mass confusion about Ireland's vaccination centres

Feb 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 65,353 Views 64 Comments

It emerged after the announcement of 37 locations that a number of the venues were not fully confirmed.

# vaccine - Friday 19 February, 2021

‘Nothing set in stone’: Amid backlash over messaging, Martin says easing of measures will be constantly reviewed
# Interview
# Interview

‘Nothing set in stone’: Amid backlash over messaging, Martin says easing of measures will be constantly reviewed

Feb 19th 2021, 4:54 PM 93,630 Views 145 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie today, Martin said the rollout of the vaccination programme may give the government “better choices”.

Israeli study shows Pfizer vaccine is 85% effective after first dose
# Israel
# Israel

Israeli study shows Pfizer vaccine is 85% effective after first dose

Feb 19th 2021, 8:02 AM 23,729 Views 30 Comments

The study also observed efficacy in asymptomatic patients.

# vaccine - Thursday 18 February, 2021

UN chief urges global plan to reverse ‘unfair’ vaccine access
# António Guterres
# António Guterres

UN chief urges global plan to reverse ‘unfair’ vaccine access

Feb 18th 2021, 6:51 AM 7,660 Views 5 Comments

Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council that 130 countries had not received a single dose of vaccine.

# vaccine - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

EU buys up to 300 million extra Covid-19 vaccine doses from Moderna
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

EU buys up to 300 million extra Covid-19 vaccine doses from Moderna

Feb 17th 2021, 4:32 PM 18,616 Views 31 Comments

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen confirmed the purchase this afternoon.

Taoiseach says particular conditions 'should be prioritised' for vaccine as govt awaits NIAC advice
# Key Workers
# Key Workers

Taoiseach says particular conditions 'should be prioritised' for vaccine as govt awaits NIAC advice

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 4:30 PM 29,420 Views 25 Comments

The Minister for Health has sought advice on the sequencing list.

# vaccine - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

'Nothing was run by us before list was published': Some official vaccination centres claim deals haven't been finalised
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Nothing was run by us before list was published': Some official vaccination centres claim deals haven't been finalised

Feb 16th 2021, 4:26 PM 43,383 Views 55 Comments

The minister released a list of 37 locations for vaccination centres yesterday.

# vaccine - Monday 15 February, 2021

Israeli study indicates Pfizer vaccine is 94% effective
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Israeli study indicates Pfizer vaccine is 94% effective

Feb 15th 2021, 9:32 AM 25,096 Views 34 Comments

Some 600,000 people took part in the study.

# vaccine - Friday 12 February, 2021

Hungary to start using Russian virus vaccine in EU first
# Sputnik V
# Sputnik V

Hungary to start using Russian virus vaccine in EU first

Feb 12th 2021, 9:43 PM 25,693 Views 56 Comments

Family doctors in Budapest could choose five persons each to send for the jab at four hospitals in the capital.

# vaccine - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Covid-19: 12,000 over 85s will be vaccinated in Ireland next week
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Covid-19: 12,000 over 85s will be vaccinated in Ireland next week

Feb 11th 2021, 3:38 PM 34,741 Views 73 Comments

The HSE has provided an update on the vaccination programme.

AstraZeneca says new variant-fighting Covid jab ready by autumn as annual profits soar
# New Jab
# New Jab

AstraZeneca says new variant-fighting Covid jab ready by autumn as annual profits soar

Feb 11th 2021, 1:55 PM 17,640 Views 15 Comments

The pharmaceutical giant is ramping up production of the current Oxford/AstraZeneca to 200 million doses a month by April.

# vaccine - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

WHO says AstraZeneca vaccine can be used in all adults
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

WHO says AstraZeneca vaccine can be used in all adults

Feb 10th 2021, 4:47 PM 18,653 Views 31 Comments

Global health leaders have said the jab can be given to all adults, despite a number of countries opting not to give it to over 65s.

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:28 AM 37,265 Views 48 Comments

The move was quickly reversed after much criticism from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain.

Drop in overall number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals, but slight increase in people in ICU
# ICU
# ICU

Drop in overall number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals, but slight increase in people in ICU

Feb 10th 2021, 9:05 AM 18,414 Views 16 Comments

As of 8pm yesterday, 1,012 Covid patients were in Irish hospitals.

# vaccine - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Mick Wallace says vaccine rollout delay is 'huge concern' and could cost lives
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Mick Wallace says vaccine rollout delay is 'huge concern' and could cost lives

Feb 9th 2021, 3:07 PM 28,929 Views 13 Comments

The independent MEP said “the most glaring problem in the last three or four weeks has been the delay in the rollout”.

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospital continues to decrease
# ICU
# ICU

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospital continues to decrease

Feb 9th 2021, 9:14 AM 31,948 Views 57 Comments

1,100 patients with Covid-19 are in Irish hospitals, including 173 in critical care.

# vaccine - Monday 8 February, 2021

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy

Feb 8th 2021, 2:40 PM 52,876 Views 40 Comments

Researchers are working to update the vaccine to deal with the South African variant.

'No-one will be left behind' in vaccine rollout plan, Dr Colm Henry says
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

'No-one will be left behind' in vaccine rollout plan, Dr Colm Henry says

Feb 8th 2021, 9:15 AM 30,314 Views 51 Comments

People aged 70 and over are set to be vaccinated in GP practices and vaccine centres.

# vaccine - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Reader Q&A: What impact will the AstraZeneca developments have on Ireland's vaccine roll-out?
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Reader Q&A: What impact will the AstraZeneca developments have on Ireland's vaccine roll-out?

Feb 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,304 Views 0 Comments

The plan for those aged over 70 has changed.

# vaccine - Thursday 4 February, 2021

'Bear with us': HSE deals with rollout issues as Taoiseach pledges vaccination of over-70s will begin on time
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

'Bear with us': HSE deals with rollout issues as Taoiseach pledges vaccination of over-70s will begin on time

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 3:19 PM 61,220 Views 73 Comments
  • NIAC has recommended that people aged 70 and over should receive mRNA vaccines
  • Paul Reid says HSE has "always been clear that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will have many twists and turns"
  • Varadkar warns rollout among over 70s "may be slower" than originally planned
The Explainer: Delivery woes, efficacy questions, and Brexit - what's going on with AstraZeneca?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Delivery woes, efficacy questions, and Brexit - what's going on with AstraZeneca?

Feb 4th 2021, 2:30 PM 14,209 Views 2 Comments

We take a closer look on this week’s episode.

152,200 first doses and 77,000 second doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

152,200 first doses and 77,000 second doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland

Feb 4th 2021, 2:06 PM 17,858 Views 48 Comments

The HSE has provided an update on the vaccine programme.

# vaccine - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

GlaxoSmithKline and CureVac to make Covid vaccines targeting new variants
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

GlaxoSmithKline and CureVac to make Covid vaccines targeting new variants

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:08 PM 14,648 Views 6 Comments

The UK-based firm is teaming up with Germany’s CureVac.

# vaccine - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 11:20 AM 45,468 Views 100 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that 1.1 million doses of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines are to be delivered by the end of March.

# vaccine - Monday 1 February, 2021

Nearly 200,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Ireland
# Rolled Out
# Rolled Out

Nearly 200,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Ireland

Feb 1st 2021, 3:30 PM 16,878 Views 50 Comments

People aged 85 and older are next in line to receive the vaccine.

BioNTech-Pfizer to send EU up to 75 million more vaccine doses
# Booster
# Booster

BioNTech-Pfizer to send EU up to 75 million more vaccine doses

Feb 1st 2021, 9:13 AM 40,928 Views 39 Comments

There’s been growing anger over the EU’s inoculation campaign, which has been criticised as too slow.

# vaccine - Sunday 31 January, 2021

AstraZeneca to deliver nine million additional doses in 'step forward' for vaccinations
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

AstraZeneca to deliver nine million additional doses in 'step forward' for vaccinations

Jan 31st 2021, 7:07 PM 52,871 Views 78 Comments

The EU will receive 40 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the first three months of 2021.

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 2:03 PM 33,569 Views 89 Comments

Politicians across Ireland and the UK were left blindsided by the move by the EU over concerns about the supply of Covid vaccines.

Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move

Jan 31st 2021, 9:34 AM 38,053 Views 60 Comments

The bloc backtracked on the move, imposed unilaterally as it faces shortfalls on vaccine supplies.

Delayed until the end of 2021: What's happening with the Sanofi/GSK jab?
# Waiting And Waiting
# Waiting And Waiting

Delayed until the end of 2021: What's happening with the Sanofi/GSK jab?

Jan 31st 2021, 8:00 AM 37,402 Views 25 Comments

The vaccine – of which Ireland is due to receive more three million doses – will not be available until the end of the year, at the earliest.

# vaccine - Friday 29 January, 2021

HSE hoping to provide daily vaccination figures 'in the next week or two'
# Jab On The Hub
# Jab On The Hub

HSE hoping to provide daily vaccination figures 'in the next week or two'

Jan 29th 2021, 3:51 PM 9,434 Views 17 Comments

It had been expected that a daily system would be up and running this week.

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