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#Vaccines

# vaccines - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Opinion: Shareholders could exert greater influence over global access to Covid-19 vaccines
# Vaccine Equity
# Vaccine Equity

Opinion: Shareholders could exert greater influence over global access to Covid-19 vaccines

Apr 24th 2022, 7:30 AM 6,903 Views 0 Comments

Prof Aisling McMahon and Dr Edana Richardson argue that shareholders in pharma have the power to demand better from companies.

# vaccines - Friday 22 April, 2022

Appointments for second Covid-19 booster vaccines to begin from today
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Appointments for second Covid-19 booster vaccines to begin from today

Apr 22nd 2022, 8:23 AM 40,275 Views 45 Comments

It follows guidance from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC).

# vaccines - Monday 11 April, 2022

Germany may have to destroy millions of out-of-date Covid shots
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Germany may have to destroy millions of out-of-date Covid shots

Apr 11th 2022, 8:28 PM 13,496 Views 12 Comments

The UN-backed programme to distribute vaccine to poorer countries, COVAX, isn’t currently accepting donations, said spokesman.

# vaccines - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Austria suspends law making Covid vaccines mandatory for all adults

Austria suspends law making Covid vaccines mandatory for all adults

Mar 9th 2022, 9:18 AM 13,617 Views 13 Comments

The law took effect in February and called for fines up to €3,600 from mid-March for those who do not comply.

# vaccines - Thursday 24 February, 2022

European Medicines Agency recommends Pfizer booster for children over 12
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

European Medicines Agency recommends Pfizer booster for children over 12

Feb 24th 2022, 5:19 PM 6,386 Views 3 Comments

It also announced that it has recommended the approval of the Spikevax vaccine for children aged between six and 11.

# vaccines - Saturday 19 February, 2022

No booster for high-risk teens major source of concern as mask mandate lifts, family says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

No booster for high-risk teens major source of concern as mask mandate lifts, family says

Feb 19th 2022, 1:00 PM 15,542 Views 6 Comments

Boosters have been approved for teenagers in some other countries, but not yet in Ireland.

# vaccines - Friday 18 February, 2022

FactCheck: A claim that Covid -19 vaccines don’t stop transmission of the virus is misleading
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: A claim that Covid -19 vaccines don’t stop transmission of the virus is misleading

Feb 18th 2022, 5:43 PM 7,126 Views 0 Comments

A now suspended account on Twitter made the claim, but does it have any truth to it?

# vaccines - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

New Zealand virus cases spike as anti-vaccine protesters claim win
# Protest
# Protest

New Zealand virus cases spike as anti-vaccine protesters claim win

Feb 16th 2022, 9:00 AM 31,860 Views 12 Comments

Health authorities reported 1,160 new coronavirus cases, the most since the pandemic began.

# vaccines - Thursday 10 February, 2022

HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions

Feb 10th 2022, 5:41 PM 52,591 Views 3 Comments

Although close contacts in this situation are no longer required to restrict their movements, they are advised to follow a number of other measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.

# vaccines - Monday 7 February, 2022

State of emergency declared in Ottawa due to anti-vaccine mandate convoy
# Canada
# Canada

State of emergency declared in Ottawa due to anti-vaccine mandate convoy

Feb 7th 2022, 8:15 AM 27,938 Views 54 Comments

Thousands of protesters descended in Ottawa again at the weekend.

# vaccines - Friday 4 February, 2022

Austrian president signs law making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all adults
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Austrian president signs law making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all adults

Feb 4th 2022, 4:36 PM 21,497 Views 54 Comments

Those holding out can face fines of up to €3,600 after mid-March.

# vaccines - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Study claims reluctance to get Covid-19 vaccine may be linked to childhood trauma
# UK
# UK

Study claims reluctance to get Covid-19 vaccine may be linked to childhood trauma

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:36 AM 18,606 Views 31 Comments

The UK study found people who suffer in childhood are also least likely to trust NHS information.

# vaccines - Friday 28 January, 2022

Debunked: No, the CDC is not selling $4.6 billion worth of vaccines each year
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, the CDC is not selling $4.6 billion worth of vaccines each year

Jan 28th 2022, 4:21 PM 752 Views 0 Comments

The CDC is the national public health agency in the United States.

# vaccines - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11

Jan 27th 2022, 5:28 PM 26,511 Views 52 Comments

The decision could be reassessed if the health situation changes, the authorities said.

# vaccines - Friday 14 January, 2022

Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19

Jan 14th 2022, 12:05 AM 79,145 Views 105 Comments
  • Almost 300 staff were considered 'at risk' to patients because of their vaccine status last November, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Nurses, healthcare assistants, therapists and a non-consultant hospital doctor among those unvaccinated.
  • Mandatory vaccination is not currently Government policy and the HSE redeploys staff it deems to be at risk to patients.

# vaccines - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Covid placentitis: Four more stillbirths and two babies' deaths reported in Ireland
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Covid placentitis: Four more stillbirths and two babies' deaths reported in Ireland

Jan 13th 2022, 2:16 PM 44,459 Views 24 Comments

The deaths occurred from October to December 2021.

# vaccines - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Italy to introduce mandatory Covid vaccination for over 50s
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Italy to introduce mandatory Covid vaccination for over 50s

Jan 5th 2022, 10:40 PM 29,273 Views 77 Comments

Out of Italy’s 59 million people, 28 million are over the age of 50.

# vaccines - Friday 31 December, 2021

Booster vaccines to be available for all over-16s from Sunday
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Booster vaccines to be available for all over-16s from Sunday

Updated Dec 31st 2021, 5:50 PM 44,278 Views 78 Comments

The group is the final adult age group being green lit for boosters.

# vaccines - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says
# Pcr Tests
# Pcr Tests

Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 12:50 PM 111,968 Views 138 Comments
  • Paul Reid said it appears cases of Omicron may have peaked in some other countries but not yet in Ireland
  • He said the HSE is continuing to ramp up capacity for PCR testing as demand increases
  • Children aged five to 11 who are at high risk from Covid-19, or live with someone high risk, can now be registered for a vaccine

# vaccines - Thursday 23 December, 2021

'Sinister': Anti-lockdown groups sharing database of school principals’ contact details
# Education
# Education

'Sinister': Anti-lockdown groups sharing database of school principals’ contact details

Dec 23rd 2021, 2:39 PM 55,712 Views 0 Comments

Groups opposed to Covid measures are urging people to contact principals with questions about mask mandates and vaccines.

# vaccines - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach
# Omicron
# Omicron

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 5:20 PM 66,862 Views 147 Comments
  • All restaurants, bars, cinemas and theatres must close at 8pm until 30 January
  • There is speculation that further restrictions could be introduced in the coming weeks
  • The Taoiseach has said that data on Omicron will be the "key consideration" around restrictions
Booster interval for people who have had Covid to be cut from six months to three months
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Booster interval for people who have had Covid to be cut from six months to three months

Dec 21st 2021, 4:44 PM 53,727 Views 71 Comments

The Covid-19 booster vaccine rollout is being accelerated due to the Omicron variant.

# vaccines - Sunday 19 December, 2021

Opinion: To solve Covid-19 vaccine inequity Ireland should support the TRIPS waiver
# Waver On Vaccine Patents
# Waver On Vaccine Patents

Opinion: To solve Covid-19 vaccine inequity Ireland should support the TRIPS waiver

Dec 19th 2021, 7:30 AM 17,886 Views 8 Comments

Two legal experts say there is no legal or moral reason why the waver on vaccine patents cannot be encouraged.

# vaccines - Friday 17 December, 2021

Q&A: Who is eligible for a Covid-19 booster and when will I get mine?
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Q&A: Who is eligible for a Covid-19 booster and when will I get mine?

Dec 17th 2021, 12:59 PM 40,281 Views 18 Comments

Here’s what you need to know about the Covid-19 booster rollout programme.

# vaccines - Thursday 16 December, 2021

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule

Dec 16th 2021, 4:00 PM 64,113 Views 75 Comments
  • People aged 40-49 will be offered boosters from 27 December - three weeks ahead of the initial plan
  • Vaccinations for children aged 5-11 will commence in paediatric hospitals next week
  • 50,000 Covid-19 boosters were administered yesterday - a daily record, Órla Ryan reports

# vaccines - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Around 1.75 million people will have received a booster by Christmas, says Tánaiste
# Booster Rollout
# Booster Rollout

Around 1.75 million people will have received a booster by Christmas, says Tánaiste

Dec 15th 2021, 10:04 PM 18,577 Views 41 Comments

It is understood that Leo Varadkar made the comment at tonight’s Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting.

HSE says GPs can offer booster shots to over 16s
# Booster Programme
# Booster Programme

HSE says GPs can offer booster shots to over 16s

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 9:32 PM 36,138 Views 36 Comments

However, they have been told to continue to prioritise older and more vulnerable patients.

# vaccines - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Ireland to donate up to three million vaccines to Covax initiative
# Covid Vaccines
# Covid Vaccines

Ireland to donate up to three million vaccines to Covax initiative

Dec 14th 2021, 10:25 PM 14,500 Views 14 Comments

The Minister for Health made the announcement today.

# vaccines - Thursday 9 December, 2021

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding

Dec 9th 2021, 9:25 PM 20,599 Views 18 Comments

The European Medicines Agency also said that early data suggested the new variant is more infectious than Delta.

# vaccines - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

NIAC recommends all children aged 5 to 11 should be offered Covid vaccine
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

NIAC recommends all children aged 5 to 11 should be offered Covid vaccine

Updated Dec 8th 2021, 1:20 PM 46,229 Views 226 Comments
  • 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.

# vaccines - Friday 3 December, 2021

Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered

Dec 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 29,063 Views 27 Comments
  • Readers sent in dozens of questions about booster vaccines and the rollout in Ireland.
  • Here, we've done our best to answer your queries and concerns.
  • The Covid-19 booster vaccine rollout is ongoing in Ireland at the moment.

# vaccines - Thursday 2 December, 2021

The Explainer: Does global vaccine inequality put us at risk of new Covid variants?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Does global vaccine inequality put us at risk of new Covid variants?

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:16 PM 3,350 Views 2 Comments

Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Kim Roberts, and Dimitri Eynikel from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ‘Access’ campaign join us on the podcast this week.

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots

Updated Dec 2nd 2021, 9:16 AM 44,222 Views 22 Comments

Additionally, the UK has approved a Covid drug treatment that makers say works against Omicron.

# vaccines - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?

Nov 30th 2021, 12:42 PM 29,273 Views 20 Comments

A mock funeral will be held outside Leinster House today to protest the Government’s support for EU’s efforts to block the TRIPS waiver.

# vaccines - Monday 29 November, 2021

Ireland donates 500,000 Covid-19 Janssen vaccines to Nigeria
# Covax
# Covax

Ireland donates 500,000 Covid-19 Janssen vaccines to Nigeria

Nov 29th 2021, 5:24 PM 24,467 Views 34 Comments

The vaccination rate in Nigeria is currently below 2%.

# vaccines - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Netherlands confirms 13 Omicron cases among passengers on flights
# New Variant
# New Variant

Netherlands confirms 13 Omicron cases among passengers on flights

Updated Nov 28th 2021, 1:45 PM 42,246 Views 46 Comments

The cases emerged from 61 positive cases in passengers on planes from South Africa to Amsterdam.

# vaccines - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Austrian Chancellor on vaccine mandate plans: 'You don't only have rights, you have obligations'
# Austria
# Austria

Austrian Chancellor on vaccine mandate plans: 'You don't only have rights, you have obligations'

Nov 23rd 2021, 11:37 AM 28,035 Views 119 Comments

The country has entered a strict lockdown to combat soaring coronavirus cases.

# vaccines - Friday 19 November, 2021

Austria imposing national lockdown for all and making vaccinations mandatory
# Austria
# Austria

Austria imposing national lockdown for all and making vaccinations mandatory

Nov 19th 2021, 9:52 AM 87,329 Views 127 Comments
  • The lockdown will start from Monday and will be evaluated after 10 days.
  • It's planned that Covid-19 vaccinations will be mandatory from 1 February next year.
  • Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg blamed the unvaccinated for an “attack on the health system”.

# vaccines - Thursday 18 November, 2021

HSE flags 'no show' rates of 25% to 50% for booster jab appointments
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

HSE flags 'no show' rates of 25% to 50% for booster jab appointments

Updated Nov 18th 2021, 4:49 PM 41,595 Views 111 Comments

CEO Paul Reid said that it is “really important” that people avail of a booster jab

# vaccines - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Cillian De Gascun and Luke O'Neill among 350 Irish experts asking for Covid-19 vaccine patents to be lifted
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Cillian De Gascun and Luke O'Neill among 350 Irish experts asking for Covid-19 vaccine patents to be lifted

Nov 17th 2021, 3:18 PM 51,133 Views 25 Comments

Prof Clíona Ní Cheallaigh said the world will continue to face variants of Covid-19 if there is not an equitable distribution of vaccines.

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