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#Vaccine

# vaccine - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

When will everyone be vaccinated? Government unveils roll-out plan
# The Way Forward
# The Way Forward

When will everyone be vaccinated? Government unveils roll-out plan

Updated Dec 8th 2020, 1:04 PM 192,097 Views 185 Comments
  • Care home residents over the age of 65, frontline healthcare workers, and people over the age of 65 first in line to get vaccine
  • Government to outline wider strategy for vaccinating the Irish public with report due from task force this Friday
First Covid-19 vaccine in Northern Ireland to be administered today
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

First Covid-19 vaccine in Northern Ireland to be administered today

Dec 8th 2020, 12:15 AM 5,864 Views 2 Comments

The Pfizer/BioNTech dose will be administered at 8am at a mass vaccination centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

Care home residents, frontline workers and over 70s set to be first in vaccine sequencing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Care home residents, frontline workers and over 70s set to be first in vaccine sequencing

Dec 8th 2020, 12:02 AM 20,543 Views 19 Comments
  • Ministers meet this morning to consider the plan.
  • The first Covid-19 vaccination in Northern Ireland is to take place today.

# vaccine - Monday 7 December, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine to be given to the elderly, carers and hospital staff in UK from tomorrow
# Pfizer BioNTech
# Pfizer BioNTech

Covid-19 vaccine to be given to the elderly, carers and hospital staff in UK from tomorrow

Dec 7th 2020, 8:05 PM 14,703 Views 14 Comments

Vaccinations will be administered at dozens of hospital hubs from Tuesday.

# vaccine - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Covid-19: Russia begins inoculating 'high risk' workers with Sputnik V vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Russia begins inoculating 'high risk' workers with Sputnik V vaccine

Dec 5th 2020, 11:11 AM 21,079 Views 23 Comments

Health officials have opened 70 vaccine centres in Moscow.

# vaccine - Friday 4 December, 2020

Taoiseach says he is willing to publicly receive Covid-19 vaccine, but not as 'some sort of PR opportunity'
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Taoiseach says he is willing to publicly receive Covid-19 vaccine, but not as 'some sort of PR opportunity'

Dec 4th 2020, 4:41 PM 31,345 Views 75 Comments

US president-elect Joe Biden said he would be willing to be vaccinated in public after a vaccine is approved.

# vaccine - Thursday 3 December, 2020

HSE says it's 'realistic' to expect Ireland will begin vaccination programme in early days of January
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE says it's 'realistic' to expect Ireland will begin vaccination programme in early days of January

Dec 3rd 2020, 5:15 PM 17,897 Views 40 Comments

CEO Paul Reid said it will still be “some time” before a vaccine is our main line of defence against the virus.

Workers in high-risk environments like meat factories could be one of the first groups to get the vaccine
# Vaccine Roll Out
# Vaccine Roll Out

Workers in high-risk environments like meat factories could be one of the first groups to get the vaccine

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:49 PM 10,878 Views 15 Comments

Government will decide on who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first next week.

EU agency insists it has the 'most appropriate' vaccine regulation process after UK approves Pfizer jab
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

EU agency insists it has the 'most appropriate' vaccine regulation process after UK approves Pfizer jab

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:04 AM 16,269 Views 37 Comments

The UK formally approved the vaccine yesterday.

# vaccine - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine should be free as nine freezer trucks arrive in Ireland
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine should be free as nine freezer trucks arrive in Ireland

Updated Dec 2nd 2020, 7:55 PM 105,506 Views 140 Comments

The Taoiseach said the low temperature fridges are being stored in Citywest before being distributed around the country.

First NI Covid-19 vaccinations due to take place next week
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

First NI Covid-19 vaccinations due to take place next week

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:57 PM 16,143 Views 26 Comments

Minister Robin Swann said 70% of the population will need to be immune before life fully returns to normal.

Donnelly says UK and EU 'only a few weeks apart' on vaccine approval
# Pfizer Vaccine
# Pfizer Vaccine

Donnelly says UK and EU 'only a few weeks apart' on vaccine approval

Dec 2nd 2020, 5:18 PM 10,221 Views 25 Comments

The vaccine has been authorised by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) for emergency use.

Covid-19: How does the new Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: How does the new Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work?

Dec 2nd 2020, 10:01 AM 30,288 Views 75 Comments

News of the vaccine’s approval has been celebrated as a landmark moment in the fight against Covid-19.

Explainer: How has a Covid-19 vaccine been approved so quickly in the UK?
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Explainer: How has a Covid-19 vaccine been approved so quickly in the UK?

Dec 2nd 2020, 8:43 AM 36,052 Views 45 Comments

The UK has formally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19.

UK formally approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK formally approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19

Dec 2nd 2020, 7:24 AM 21,765 Views 55 Comments

The UK has become the first western country to licence a vaccine against he virus.

# vaccine - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Cabinet agrees to purchase 875,000 doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine
# Moderna
# Moderna

Cabinet agrees to purchase 875,000 doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

Dec 1st 2020, 6:10 AM 28,174 Views 40 Comments

The Cabinet is also due to be updated on the progress to date of the Government’s new task force on the delivery of vaccines.

# vaccine - Monday 30 November, 2020

Moderna seeks European and US approval for coronavirus vaccine
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Moderna seeks European and US approval for coronavirus vaccine

Nov 30th 2020, 5:01 PM 16,757 Views 89 Comments

Results suggest the vaccine gives high levels of protection against the virus.

# vaccine - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine by December 'unlikely'
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine by December 'unlikely'

Nov 29th 2020, 1:48 PM 25,471 Views 92 Comments

Stephen Donnelly has said that a vaccine will likely be available in Ireland early in 2021.

# vaccine - Friday 27 November, 2020

UK government asks regulator to assess AstraZeneca vaccine in 'first step' towards roll-out
# Oxford
# Oxford

UK government asks regulator to assess AstraZeneca vaccine in 'first step' towards roll-out

Nov 27th 2020, 7:30 AM 9,550 Views 6 Comments

The UK government has pre-ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine.

# vaccine - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Astrazeneca says it may need to conduct 'additional study' of its Covid vaccine after questions emerge
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Astrazeneca says it may need to conduct 'additional study' of its Covid vaccine after questions emerge

Nov 26th 2020, 5:03 PM 33,647 Views 20 Comments

CEO Pascal Soriot said more studies may be needed to provide clarity on its data.

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain

Nov 26th 2020, 1:15 PM 17,293 Views 24 Comments

Dr Ryan said he doesn’t “envy” the Irish government and there are “no easy answers”.

# vaccine - Monday 23 November, 2020

Pharmacists urge Government to extend free flu vaccine to teenagers
# Pharmacy Union
# Pharmacy Union

Pharmacists urge Government to extend free flu vaccine to teenagers

Nov 23rd 2020, 6:03 PM 20,461 Views 37 Comments

The uptake of the nasal flu vaccine has reportedly been low.

'All hands on deck': Strategy for roll-out of Covid vaccine to be given to government by 11 December
# Vaccine Taskforce
# Vaccine Taskforce

'All hands on deck': Strategy for roll-out of Covid vaccine to be given to government by 11 December

Nov 23rd 2020, 1:38 PM 37,027 Views 83 Comments

The taskforce will today discuss what groups should get the vaccine first, and the plan for vaccinating healthcare workers.

Qantas boss says passengers will have to prove they have received a Covid-19 vaccine in order to travel
# Proof
# Proof

Qantas boss says passengers will have to prove they have received a Covid-19 vaccine in order to travel

Nov 23rd 2020, 1:28 PM 28,450 Views 84 Comments

Alan Joyce said the jab will be a “necessity” for travellers.

Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine can prevent 70% of people from developing virus, data shows
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine can prevent 70% of people from developing virus, data shows

Updated Nov 23rd 2020, 8:54 AM 38,833 Views 114 Comments

The vaccine has been developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.

# vaccine - Friday 20 November, 2020

Taoiseach: Covid vaccine could be a 'wonderful Christmas voucher' for next year
# All I Want For Christmas
# All I Want For Christmas

Taoiseach: Covid vaccine could be a 'wonderful Christmas voucher' for next year

Nov 20th 2020, 8:26 PM 56,366 Views 67 Comments

Micheál Martin told Virgin Media that the Covid-19 vaccine “gives us hope, and enables us to say, ‘let’s double down’.”

Americans face growing raft of Covid-19 restrictions as emergency vaccine request to be filed
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Americans face growing raft of Covid-19 restrictions as emergency vaccine request to be filed

Nov 20th 2020, 7:25 AM 15,760 Views 4 Comments

An emergency use authorisation request for the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is expected to be filed today.

# vaccine - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Covid-19: European Union 'could approve' two vaccines by the middle of December
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: European Union 'could approve' two vaccines by the middle of December

Nov 19th 2020, 10:28 PM 22,895 Views 93 Comments

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced the possibility today.

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults, study finds
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults, study finds

Nov 19th 2020, 7:24 AM 19,678 Views 33 Comments

According to researchers, volunteers in the trial demonstrated similar immune responses across all age groups.

# vaccine - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is 95% effective with no serious side effects, according to trial results
# Pfizer
# Pfizer

Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is 95% effective with no serious side effects, according to trial results

Nov 18th 2020, 11:58 AM 41,152 Views 189 Comments

The vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries.

# vaccine - Monday 16 November, 2020

Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine

Nov 16th 2020, 6:31 PM 25,976 Views 60 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen confirmed the deal would be signed in a video message today.

# vaccine - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Explainer: Which Covid-19 vaccines could Ireland get and how prepared are we for the roll-out?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Explainer: Which Covid-19 vaccines could Ireland get and how prepared are we for the roll-out?

Nov 14th 2020, 9:30 AM 46,363 Views 103 Comments

The European Commission has signed agreements with four companies so far.

Trust in vaccines vital to halting pandemic, warns WHO
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Trust in vaccines vital to halting pandemic, warns WHO

Nov 14th 2020, 8:50 AM 19,746 Views 82 Comments

A vaccine won’t be able to stop Covid-19 if people are reluctant to take it, a top WHO expert has said.

# vaccine - Friday 13 November, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine should be available to Irish public by mid-2021, Martin says
# SARS-CoV-2
# SARS-CoV-2

Coronavirus vaccine should be available to Irish public by mid-2021, Martin says

Nov 13th 2020, 3:37 PM 58,009 Views 124 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said it would be available to priority groups before then.

# vaccine - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

High-level taskforce created to oversee Covid-19 vaccine roll out in Ireland
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

High-level taskforce created to oversee Covid-19 vaccine roll out in Ireland

Nov 11th 2020, 3:49 PM 28,782 Views 54 Comments

People who are most vulnerable to Covid-19 will be the immediate priority of government.

# vaccine - Monday 9 November, 2020

Concern about Denmark's mutated coronavirus strain as testing begins at Irish mink farms
# Covid19
# Covid19

Concern about Denmark's mutated coronavirus strain as testing begins at Irish mink farms

Nov 9th 2020, 8:54 PM 32,222 Views 43 Comments

As the worlds largest producer of mink fur, Denmark has 1,080 mink farms, with Covid-19 being detected on 207 of them.

'A watershed moment': Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is '90% effective' in preventing the illness, company says
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

'A watershed moment': Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is '90% effective' in preventing the illness, company says

Updated Nov 9th 2020, 3:30 PM 116,137 Views 285 Comments

The results are in from its phase three trial.

# vaccine - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

15-year-old settles case with State and pharmaceutical company over side-effects from swine flu vaccine
# Pandemrix
# Pandemrix

15-year-old settles case with State and pharmaceutical company over side-effects from swine flu vaccine

Nov 4th 2020, 5:47 PM 39,544 Views 0 Comments

Ben Blackwell from Ratoath in Co Meath won damages in the High Court today.

# vaccine - Monday 2 November, 2020

Pfizer 'cautiously optimistic' about getting vaccine approval by the end of November
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pfizer 'cautiously optimistic' about getting vaccine approval by the end of November

Nov 2nd 2020, 1:14 PM 48,082 Views 70 Comments

Any circulation of the vaccine in 2020 “will be very, very minimal”, says Dr Paul Duffy, Vice President of Pfizer Global Supply.

# vaccine - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Trials of Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine showed 'strong immune responses' in adults, researchers say
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Trials of Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine showed 'strong immune responses' in adults, researchers say

Oct 27th 2020, 7:20 AM 61,387 Views 61 Comments

This vaccine from Astrazeneca and Oxford University is being tested in various locations around the world.