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#Vaccines

# vaccines - Monday 31 May, 2021

The vaccine portal will open for those aged 40 to 44 from Wednesday
# Online Portal
# Online Portal

The vaccine portal will open for those aged 40 to 44 from Wednesday

May 31st 2021, 2:58 PM 65,686 Views 59 Comments

Vaccination of this age cohort is set to begin in the middle of June.

# vaccines - Friday 28 May, 2021

EU medicines regulator approves Pfizer Covid vaccine for children aged 12-15
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

EU medicines regulator approves Pfizer Covid vaccine for children aged 12-15

May 28th 2021, 8:11 PM 9,230 Views 6 Comments

The decision needs to be rubber-stamped by the European Commission and individual national regulators.

# vaccines - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says
# Hackers
# Hackers

Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says

May 27th 2021, 3:38 PM 30,220 Views 61 Comments

Eight people have died from Covid-19 in the last 12 days, the HSE also confirmed.

# vaccines - Saturday 22 May, 2021

People in England aged 33 and 32 can book their Covid-19 vaccine from today
# NHS
# NHS

People in England aged 33 and 32 can book their Covid-19 vaccine from today

May 22nd 2021, 10:29 AM 12,290 Views 36 Comments

The NHS is urging everyone who is eligible to take up their jab at one of the 1,600 locations across the country.

Vaccine rollout: Ireland still on track for 80% target by early July but data is patchy due to cyberattack
# Rollout
# Rollout

Vaccine rollout: Ireland still on track for 80% target by early July but data is patchy due to cyberattack

May 22nd 2021, 9:30 AM 37,771 Views 44 Comments

If there are no further supply problems or safety concerns, Ireland is still firmly on track to hit that 80% target in early July.

# vaccines - Friday 21 May, 2021

VHI CEO to resume role after investigation into him receiving Covid-19 vaccine at Beacon Hospital
# VHI
# VHI

VHI CEO to resume role after investigation into him receiving Covid-19 vaccine at Beacon Hospital

May 21st 2021, 3:39 PM 19,149 Views 0 Comments

The VHI had said in March that its CEO had received treatment for cancer at the Beacon Hospital.

# vaccines - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Covid vaccination programme opens to people aged 25-29 in the North
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Covid vaccination programme opens to people aged 25-29 in the North

May 20th 2021, 6:50 AM 10,558 Views 23 Comments

The extension comes as Northern Ireland reached the 1million landmark figure for those who have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

# vaccines - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Pfizer to begin manufacturing Covid-19 vaccine components in Ireland by end of the year
# Grange Castle
# Grange Castle

Pfizer to begin manufacturing Covid-19 vaccine components in Ireland by end of the year

Updated May 19th 2021, 4:08 PM 25,270 Views 48 Comments

$40 million will be invested in the plant in Grange Castle and 75 additional staff will be hired.

# vaccines - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

More than 40% of adults in Ireland have received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab
# Progress
# Progress

More than 40% of adults in Ireland have received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab

Updated May 18th 2021, 7:20 PM 32,114 Views 46 Comments

Almost two in every five adults in Northern Ireland is fully vaccinated.

Online vaccine booking portal will open tomorrow for those aged 45 to 49
# Rollout
# Rollout

Online vaccine booking portal will open tomorrow for those aged 45 to 49

May 18th 2021, 1:34 PM 70,025 Views 51 Comments

The HSE expects that some people in this cohort will be able to receive a first dose before the end of the month.

# vaccines - Monday 17 May, 2021

People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine

Updated May 17th 2021, 1:00 PM 90,782 Views 78 Comments

The HSE’s Colm Henry said the latest vaccine administration advice was received over the weekend.

# vaccines - Saturday 15 May, 2021

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines didn't 'skip' or 'fail' animal trials
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines didn't 'skip' or 'fail' animal trials

May 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 17,333 Views 0 Comments

All four vaccines approved for use in Ireland have been tested on animals as well as humans.

Vaccine rollout: Ireland on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by 3 July
# Rollout
# Rollout

Vaccine rollout: Ireland on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by 3 July

May 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 51,319 Views 45 Comments

Almost 270,000 vaccines were administered in Ireland in the seven days up to Tuesday.

# vaccines - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Two millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine set to be administered in Ireland today
# Milestone
# Milestone

Two millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine set to be administered in Ireland today

May 13th 2021, 2:51 PM 25,287 Views 33 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid confirmed the news at this afternoon’s HSE Covid-19 press briefing.

# vaccines - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism
# Rhodes To Freedom
# Rhodes To Freedom

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism

May 11th 2021, 7:31 PM 15,864 Views 11 Comments

The Greek Prime Minister said: “My message is clear. We are open again.”

US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents

May 11th 2021, 7:07 AM 12,617 Views 25 Comments

Doses could be administered to 12- to 15-year-olds as soon as Thursday.

# vaccines - Monday 10 May, 2021

Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19
# Tuscany
# Tuscany

Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19

May 10th 2021, 9:46 PM 69,863 Views 27 Comments

The woman is in a good condition but being monitored in hospital.

Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days

May 10th 2021, 4:39 PM 55,734 Views 41 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said he expects to receive an updated recommendation from NIAC in the coming days.

No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech

May 10th 2021, 2:53 PM 33,729 Views 26 Comments

BioNTech has developed a “comprehensive strategy” to address any variants in the future should they arise.

# vaccines - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Vaccine rollout: Are we on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by the end of June?
# COVID19 DATA
# COVID19 DATA

Vaccine rollout: Are we on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by the end of June?

May 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 62,970 Views 99 Comments

Some 31.5% of people over the age of 16 have had a first dose with 11.96% of adults fully vaccinated.

# vaccines - Friday 7 May, 2021

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine
# Covid19
# Covid19

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

May 7th 2021, 4:45 PM 17,970 Views 11 Comments

This is the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality.

# vaccines - Thursday 6 May, 2021

60,000 dose shortfall in J&J vaccine supply next week as HSE says it will need to use the jab in under 50s
# Covid19
# Covid19

60,000 dose shortfall in J&J vaccine supply next week as HSE says it will need to use the jab in under 50s

May 6th 2021, 5:01 PM 49,440 Views 22 Comments

Government will have to approve any widespread use of the vaccine in the under 50s.

Health officials say seven cases of the Indian variant have been detected in Northern Ireland
# Indian Variant
# Indian Variant

Health officials say seven cases of the Indian variant have been detected in Northern Ireland

May 6th 2021, 4:39 PM 18,407 Views 38 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer Michael McBride said that the cases are not unexpected.

# vaccines - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Biden administration backs waiving of vaccine intellectual property protections
# Vaccine Equity
# Vaccine Equity

Biden administration backs waiving of vaccine intellectual property protections

May 5th 2021, 9:35 PM 17,309 Views 14 Comments

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai warned that it would take time to forge a consensus.

Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15

May 5th 2021, 7:11 PM 13,398 Views 24 Comments

The US Food and Drug Administration is also expected to authorise Pfizer’s vaccine for young people by next week.

# vaccines - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Vaccine registration opens to people aged 50-59 on phased basis from today
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Vaccine registration opens to people aged 50-59 on phased basis from today

May 4th 2021, 7:55 AM 77,184 Views 64 Comments

59-year-olds can now register online for their vaccine.

# vaccines - Monday 3 May, 2021

128 Covid-19 patients in hospital as vaccine doses top 1.6 million
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

128 Covid-19 patients in hospital as vaccine doses top 1.6 million

May 3rd 2021, 12:17 PM 35,444 Views 45 Comments

The HSE is due to reveal details of its revised vaccination plan this week.

# vaccines - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Reader Q&A: Your questions on vaccines for pregnant women and the over 50s answered
# Vaccine Answers
# Vaccine Answers

Reader Q&A: Your questions on vaccines for pregnant women and the over 50s answered

May 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 62,825 Views 49 Comments
  • As part of our Reader Q&A series throughout the pandemic, Órla Ryan and Michelle Hennessy have been asking the experts and getting the answers you need.
  • There is limited data from clinical trials on vaccines during pregnancy but real-world data indicates they are safe.
  • The over 50s will not be offered a choice of vaccines/

# vaccines - Friday 30 April, 2021

Debunked: No, unvaccinated people can't get health problems from being around those who are vaccinated

Debunked: No, unvaccinated people can't get health problems from being around those who are vaccinated

Apr 30th 2021, 6:30 PM 52,213 Views 0 Comments

The claim is being made and shared online – with people claiming ‘vaccine shedding’ is happening.

Pfizer and BioNTech ask EU to clear Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Pfizer and BioNTech ask EU to clear Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds

Apr 30th 2021, 12:55 PM 13,113 Views 24 Comments

The companies said their submission to the EMA was based on a study in more than 2,000 adolescents.

As restrictions are eased heading into summer, how is Ireland's vaccine rollout going?
# Latest Data
# Latest Data

As restrictions are eased heading into summer, how is Ireland's vaccine rollout going?

Apr 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 36,282 Views 15 Comments
  • Each week Cónal Thomas has been taking a look at Ireland’s Covid-19 situation by examining and comparing data from recent weeks.
  • Over 180,000 doses were administered in Ireland - an increase of 25% on the previous week's total.
  • But there's only two months until the Government’s target date of giving 80% of adults in Ireland at least a first dose.

# vaccines - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Online vaccine booking portal will open next week for those age 50 to 59
# Vaccine Portal
# Vaccine Portal

Online vaccine booking portal will open next week for those age 50 to 59

Apr 29th 2021, 7:11 PM 63,632 Views 60 Comments

Taoiseach Martin has said that the launch of the online portal has been a success.

Opinion: A global vaccine waiver could mean the difference between life and death for so many
# Global Vaccine Supply
# Global Vaccine Supply

Opinion: A global vaccine waiver could mean the difference between life and death for so many

Apr 29th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,023 Views 4 Comments

Rosamond Bennett of Christian Aid Ireland says Ireland must help challenge global vaccine injustice.

# vaccines - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Taoiseach says largest delivery of Pfizer vaccines to Ireland - 191,800 doses - arrived today
# Covid19
# Covid19

Taoiseach says largest delivery of Pfizer vaccines to Ireland - 191,800 doses - arrived today

Apr 28th 2021, 1:32 PM 30,806 Views 58 Comments

Martin said the HSE’s modelling is still based on delivering 450,000 doses per week by the middle of June.

HSE apologises to Irish speakers after complaints that Covid vaccines could only be booked in English
# Tá Brón Orainn
# Tá Brón Orainn

HSE apologises to Irish speakers after complaints that Covid vaccines could only be booked in English

Apr 28th 2021, 6:10 AM 19,185 Views 107 Comments

An Coimisinéir Teanga has raised the matter with the health service.

# vaccines - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

'We want to have families left to go back to': Medics here say Ireland must help India tackle huge Covid-19 wave
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

'We want to have families left to go back to': Medics here say Ireland must help India tackle huge Covid-19 wave

Apr 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,982 Views 44 Comments

Indian healthcare workers in Ireland are “sacrificing ever seeing some family again” in order to care for people here amid the pandemic.

# vaccines - Monday 26 April, 2021

US to share 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines with the world
# 60 Million Doses
# 60 Million Doses

US to share 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines with the world

Apr 26th 2021, 6:28 PM 36,507 Views 42 Comments

The Astra Zeneca vaccine has yet to be cleared for use in the US but is used across the globe.

EU launches legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries
# European Commission
# European Commission

EU launches legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 1:53 PM 33,360 Views 65 Comments

The Commission confirmed legal action against the company was launched on Friday.

# vaccines - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Debunked: No, Professor Luke O'Neill didn't refuse a Covid vaccine because he 'didn't want' one
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, Professor Luke O'Neill didn't refuse a Covid vaccine because he 'didn't want' one

Apr 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 106,272 Views 0 Comments

O’Neill has said he will take any vaccine offered to him – when he is eligible for one.

# vaccines - Saturday 24 April, 2021

US health officials lift suspension of Johnson & Johnson Covid jab
# Positive Moves
# Positive Moves

US health officials lift suspension of Johnson & Johnson Covid jab

Apr 24th 2021, 7:34 AM 17,668 Views 31 Comments

Fifteen cases of blood clots were uncovered among nearly eight million vaccinations.