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#Vaccines

# vaccines - Today’s News

EMA decision on Johnson & Johnson will influence whether Ireland spaces out Pfizer vaccine doses
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EMA decision on Johnson & Johnson will influence whether Ireland spaces out Pfizer vaccine doses

Updated 4 hours ago 27,074 Views 21 Comments

It follows concerns that the vaccine could be linked to extremely rare blood clots.

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month

12 hours ago 41,120 Views 35 Comments

The HSE is set to update the Oireachtas Health Committee on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout later today.

# vaccines - Yesterday’s News

Decision on J&J one-shot dose expected on Tuesday as EMA assesses blood clot data
# One Shot Dose
# One Shot Dose

Decision on J&J one-shot dose expected on Tuesday as EMA assesses blood clot data

Mon 12:25 PM 14,112 Views 17 Comments

The rollout of the one-shot dose was paused in the United States after six rare blood clots were identified post-vaccination.

# vaccines - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Impact of earlier vaccination for younger people to be assessed by health officials
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Impact of earlier vaccination for younger people to be assessed by health officials

Updated Sat 1:50 PM 48,114 Views 114 Comments

The Health Minister has asked officials to determine if vaccinating younger people sooner would impact transmission.

# vaccines - Thursday 15 April, 2021

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine
# Hse Portal
# Hse Portal

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine

Thu 2:28 PM 33,931 Views 50 Comments

The online portal is open for those aged 69 first, rolling out over the following four days to those aged 68, 67, 66 and then 65.

# vaccines - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

69-year-olds can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from 10am tomorrow

Updated Wed 7:15 PM 95,482 Views 87 Comments

You can either register online yourself, or call the HSE helpline from 10am tomorrow.

Almost one in five Irish adults given a dose of Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Almost one in five Irish adults given a dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Updated Apr 14th 2021, 1:05 PM 25,121 Views 56 Comments

The latest figures were published by the HSE today.

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs
# Study
# Study

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs

Apr 14th 2021, 8:49 AM 21,558 Views 23 Comments

The trial will investigate whether different vaccines can be used for first and second doses.

# vaccines - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine

Apr 13th 2021, 7:58 PM 39,602 Views 0 Comments

The claim was circulated on WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook this week.

# vaccines - Friday 9 April, 2021

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine
# Review
# Review

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

Apr 9th 2021, 1:58 PM 29,274 Views 32 Comments

It comes amid reports of four blood clot cases, one of them fatal.

Proportion of Covid-19 cases among over-65s has fallen significantly since January
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Proportion of Covid-19 cases among over-65s has fallen significantly since January

Updated Apr 9th 2021, 1:05 PM 23,505 Views 35 Comments
  • As of 8pm last night, there are 53 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 400 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Over one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have now been administered in Ireland.

# vaccines - Thursday 8 April, 2021

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in Ireland
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in Ireland

Apr 8th 2021, 3:47 PM 51,205 Views 120 Comments

Close to 19% of the eligible population will have received their first dose by the end of today.

Explainer: What is known about the AstraZeneca blood clot reports so far
# Side Effects
# Side Effects

Explainer: What is known about the AstraZeneca blood clot reports so far

Apr 8th 2021, 2:54 PM 21,033 Views 16 Comments

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee is to decide if further advice needs to be issued about the AstraZeneca vaccine.

NPHET meets to discuss 'vaccine bonus' and advice around healthcare workers who refuse jab
# Covid19
# Covid19

NPHET meets to discuss 'vaccine bonus' and advice around healthcare workers who refuse jab

Apr 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 43,312 Views 93 Comments

Proposals under consideration today include fully vaccinated people no longer having to restrict their movements after being identified as a close contact.

# vaccines - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine has possible link to rare cases of unusual blood clots, EMA finds
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

AstraZeneca vaccine has possible link to rare cases of unusual blood clots, EMA finds

Updated Apr 7th 2021, 6:05 PM 30,180 Views 89 Comments

NIAC has said its current advice about the use of this vaccine in Ireland still applies.

Almost 4 million vaccine deliveries expected before July as booking portal opens in two weeks
# Rolling Out
# Rolling Out

Almost 4 million vaccine deliveries expected before July as booking portal opens in two weeks

Updated Apr 7th 2021, 2:55 PM 64,584 Views 44 Comments
  • Today marks 100 days of Ireland's vaccination programme
  • 3.9 million doses expected by 30 June
  • HSE vaccine portal will open in the week starting 19 April
  • Those aged 65-69 (Cohort 6) will be able to book their jabs
Teacher unions to table joint motion over vaccine priority schedule
# Teachers
# Teachers

Teacher unions to table joint motion over vaccine priority schedule

Updated Apr 7th 2021, 8:55 AM 27,678 Views 138 Comments

The conferences of the country’s three teacher trade unions are continuing today.

Australia blames EU supply issues for slow vaccine rollout
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

Australia blames EU supply issues for slow vaccine rollout

Apr 7th 2021, 7:28 AM 21,510 Views 70 Comments

Scott Morrison blamed “strict export controls” introduced by the European Commission.

All adults in US will be eligible for Covid vaccine by 19 April, Biden announces
# State Jabs
# State Jabs

All adults in US will be eligible for Covid vaccine by 19 April, Biden announces

Apr 7th 2021, 7:19 AM 13,418 Views 19 Comments

That is about two weeks earlier than Biden’s previously announced 1 May deadline.

# vaccines - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine trial in children paused while regulators look into rare blood clot reports in adults
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

AstraZeneca vaccine trial in children paused while regulators look into rare blood clot reports in adults

Apr 6th 2021, 10:00 PM 17,697 Views 31 Comments

Officials said that “no safety concerns” have been identified in the trial itself.

# vaccines - Monday 5 April, 2021

Vaccine passports would be ‘nightmare’ to put into law, UK expert warns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Vaccine passports would be ‘nightmare’ to put into law, UK expert warns

Apr 5th 2021, 1:31 PM 28,803 Views 65 Comments

Danny Altmann, professor of immunology at Imperial College London, said they would need ‘enormous scrutiny’.

# vaccines - Sunday 4 April, 2021

INTO says teachers and guards 'could be vaccinated in four days' as unions push for twin-track jabs
# Priority Plan
# Priority Plan

INTO says teachers and guards 'could be vaccinated in four days' as unions push for twin-track jabs

Apr 4th 2021, 2:34 PM 44,551 Views 192 Comments

Unions want frontline workers to be be vaccinated alongside older age groups.

# vaccines - Friday 2 April, 2021

China to vaccinate entire city of 300,000 people in five days after Covid outbreak
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

China to vaccinate entire city of 300,000 people in five days after Covid outbreak

Apr 2nd 2021, 11:33 AM 34,891 Views 51 Comments

16 cases have been confirmed in Ruili since Tuesday.

'It's brilliant for the town': All over 70s and vulnerable groups set to be fully vaccinated in Sneem
# Moderna
# Moderna

'It's brilliant for the town': All over 70s and vulnerable groups set to be fully vaccinated in Sneem

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 32,330 Views 38 Comments

The local health centre in the Kerry town received an unexpectedly large shipment of the Moderna vaccine in February.

# vaccines - Thursday 1 April, 2021

HSE aware of 'marginal' instances of people accessing vaccine ahead of position in schedule
# Queue
# Queue

HSE aware of 'marginal' instances of people accessing vaccine ahead of position in schedule

Apr 1st 2021, 3:47 PM 19,508 Views 24 Comments

Details of a review into the Beacon Hosptial’s vaccine allocation are being finalised today.

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out
# Tensions
# Tensions

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out

Apr 1st 2021, 11:02 AM 40,435 Views 108 Comments

Donnelly told the Dáil he is “reluctant” to give specific estimates on vaccine deliveries.

# vaccines - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

EMA finds no specific age risk for AstraZeneca, 'updated recommendation' due next week
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

EMA finds no specific age risk for AstraZeneca, 'updated recommendation' due next week

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 4:05 PM 17,736 Views 41 Comments

The company now plans to submit applications to regulators for approval in this age group.

Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April
# General Public
# General Public

Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April

Mar 31st 2021, 2:32 PM 33,321 Views 43 Comments

The biggest factor in mortality and severe illness from Covid-19 is age, said the Taoiseach.

'This will benefit everyone': Health Minister suggests new vaccine plan may allow quicker reopening of society
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'This will benefit everyone': Health Minister suggests new vaccine plan may allow quicker reopening of society

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 2:05 PM 28,334 Views 39 Comments
  • Stephen Donnelly says programme should vaccinate population in the shortest possible time-frame
  • Minister willing to meet with teachers' and garda unions to explain changes
  • 'Indicative timelines' outlining when groups could be vaccinated expected in coming weeks
'Sucker punch': Unions criticise new vaccine strategy but Varadkar says decision based 'on the science'
# Vaccine Strategy
# Vaccine Strategy

'Sucker punch': Unions criticise new vaccine strategy but Varadkar says decision based 'on the science'

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 8:34 AM 44,380 Views 158 Comments

Last night, the Tánaiste said that the previous strategy might have slowed the vaccine programme down.

# vaccines - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Explainer: Gardaí and teachers unhappy as Ireland dumps vaccine roll-out plan to follow aged-based UK model
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Explainer: Gardaí and teachers unhappy as Ireland dumps vaccine roll-out plan to follow aged-based UK model

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 9:37 PM 80,245 Views 132 Comments

The overhaul of the vaccine categories follows recommendations from NIAC.

What's changing, when? Key dates for April and May as Taoiseach announces a 'cautious' reopening
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

What's changing, when? Key dates for April and May as Taoiseach announces a 'cautious' reopening

Mar 30th 2021, 7:32 PM 127,683 Views 147 Comments
  • Taoiseach: Close to 1 million vaccine doses will have been administered by the end of next week, and 3 million by the end of May.
  • A household will be allowed to meet up with one other household for socialising from 12 April - but not in private gardens.
  • Zoos, wildlife parks, outdoor tennis and golf will return from 26 April - with other restrictions possibly eased from May.
Fully vaccinated people from two households now allowed to meet indoors without masks or distancing
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Fully vaccinated people from two households now allowed to meet indoors without masks or distancing

Mar 30th 2021, 6:46 PM 22,689 Views 45 Comments

This measure takes effect immediately.

Bray school 'sincerely apologises' after vaccination of staff members at Beacon Hospital
# St Gerard's
# St Gerard's

Bray school 'sincerely apologises' after vaccination of staff members at Beacon Hospital

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 4:14 PM 76,519 Views 62 Comments

The Beacon has ordered a review after teachers from a fee-paying school were inoculated at its vaccination centre.

# vaccines - Monday 29 March, 2021

Johnson & Johnson to deliver vaccine to Europe from 19 April
# You Only Get One Shot
# You Only Get One Shot

Johnson & Johnson to deliver vaccine to Europe from 19 April

Mar 29th 2021, 8:20 PM 105,656 Views 29 Comments

Ireland is due to receive 600,000 doses of the one-shot vaccine between April and June.

Beacon Hospital 'unreservedly apologises' after vaccine controversy, orders independent review
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Beacon Hospital 'unreservedly apologises' after vaccine controversy, orders independent review

Mar 29th 2021, 7:29 PM 68,572 Views 166 Comments

The hospital was heavily criticised for giving jabs to teachers at a private school in Co Wicklow last week.

Real world study finds Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines are 90% effective
# MRNA Vaccines
# MRNA Vaccines

Real world study finds Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines are 90% effective

Mar 29th 2021, 4:51 PM 21,829 Views 11 Comments

In further encouraging news, one dose of either vaccine resulted in 80% protection against infection.

Belfast's SSE Arena makes the switch from concert venue to 40,000 shots-a-week vaccine centre
# Flipping The Script
# Flipping The Script

Belfast's SSE Arena makes the switch from concert venue to 40,000 shots-a-week vaccine centre

Mar 29th 2021, 7:51 AM 9,013 Views 10 Comments

The arena floor has the capacity for 60 separate vaccine stations.

# vaccines - Friday 26 March, 2021

Gardaí now allowed to accept surplus vaccines if offered by HSE
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Gardaí now allowed to accept surplus vaccines if offered by HSE

Mar 26th 2021, 10:47 PM 77,112 Views 85 Comments

It follows uncertainty about when gardaí will be vaccinated.

Health Minister says Beacon Hospital will continue vaccinations despite private school controversy
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Health Minister says Beacon Hospital will continue vaccinations despite private school controversy

Updated Mar 26th 2021, 8:22 PM 194,512 Views 462 Comments
  • The Dublin hospital gave "leftover vaccines" to 20 teachers and staff from St Gerard's Catholic school in Bray.
  • HSE CEO Paul Reid said the incident is "extremely annoying" and "extremely frustrating for the public".
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