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#Vaccine

# 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 7,672 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 18,848 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 29,746 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 43,538 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 25,181 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 25,754 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 35,413 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 17,677 Views 16 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 18,723 Views 33 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 37,436 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 18,481 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 29,139 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 31,984 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 52,957 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 30,569 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 33,111 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 61,398 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 14,258 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 17,938 Views 49 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 14,683 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 45,706 Views 101 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 16,916 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 41,036 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 52,939 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 33,629 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 38,118 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 37,722 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 9,465 Views 17 Comments

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

Novavax Covid-19 vaccine shows 89% efficacy in late-stage clinical trials
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Novavax Covid-19 vaccine shows 89% efficacy in late-stage clinical trials

Jan 29th 2021, 7:18 AM 17,415 Views 13 Comments

More than 15,000 people were included in the Phase 3 UK trial.

# vaccine - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Explainer: What's happening in the row between the EU and AstraZeneca?
# Getting The Jab Done
# Getting The Jab Done

Explainer: What's happening in the row between the EU and AstraZeneca?

Jan 28th 2021, 2:58 PM 27,788 Views 40 Comments

The global competition for Covid-19 vaccines is putting the EU and Britain on a post-Brexit collision course.

Nearly 14,000 healthcare workers fully vaccinated as doses administered tops 160,000
# Rolled Out
# Rolled Out

Nearly 14,000 healthcare workers fully vaccinated as doses administered tops 160,000

Jan 28th 2021, 2:46 PM 13,154 Views 33 Comments

Frontline healthcare workers have received 89,900 doses, including 76,100 first doses and 13,800 second doses.

# vaccine - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

AstraZeneca says vaccine delivery talks with EU will go ahead, contradicting earlier claims
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

AstraZeneca says vaccine delivery talks with EU will go ahead, contradicting earlier claims

Updated Jan 27th 2021, 12:05 PM 48,865 Views 109 Comments

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said it’s ‘not selling EU doses to other countries’.

# vaccine - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Johnson & Johnson expects to report Covid-19 vaccine results next week
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Johnson & Johnson expects to report Covid-19 vaccine results next week

Jan 26th 2021, 9:15 PM 38,992 Views 17 Comments

The vaccine is a one-dose shot.

Athletes told they will receive Covid-19 vaccination before Olympics - Mo Farah
# Optimistic
From The42
# Optimistic

Athletes told they will receive Covid-19 vaccination before Olympics - Mo Farah

Jan 26th 2021, 3:04 PM 3,415 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Florida has offered to host the Games later this year amid speculation that Japan may back out.

Germany joins AstraZeneca in rejecting 'completely incorrect' reports on Covid vaccine efficacy in elderly
# Over 65s
# Over 65s

Germany joins AstraZeneca in rejecting 'completely incorrect' reports on Covid vaccine efficacy in elderly

Updated Jan 26th 2021, 11:33 AM 76,621 Views 41 Comments

Two German newspaper reports cast doubt on the effectiveness of the Oxford vaccine among older age groups.

Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew
# Riots
# Riots

Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew

Jan 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 40,688 Views 52 Comments

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has said herd immunity could be achieved this year.

Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer
# 2021
# 2021

Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer

Jan 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 82,047 Views 105 Comments

In terms of concerts or large outdoor events in the summer, one government source said “no chance”.

# vaccine - Monday 25 January, 2021

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to
# Covid19
# Covid19

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 4:55 PM 77,130 Views 78 Comments

Last week the company said initial supplies to Europe will be lower than expected.

Three-quarters of people say they will take Covid-19 vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Three-quarters of people say they will take Covid-19 vaccine

Jan 25th 2021, 6:30 AM 20,867 Views 50 Comments

Almost one-fifth of people are unsure and 7% will not take a vaccine, according to a new survey.

# vaccine - Sunday 24 January, 2021

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU

Updated Jan 24th 2021, 3:23 PM 54,122 Views 83 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said health teams are ‘battling to save lives’.