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HSE Chief Clinical Officer Dr Colm Henry at Dr Steevens’ Hospital this afternoon

 

This afternoon.

Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin.

Damien McCallion, HSE Lead for the Covid-19 vaccination programme said people turning up at vaccination centres on the hope that there are left over doses to be administered “it is not encouraged”.

He said people “would be lucky” to receive a vaccination in this way, as centres are managing their doses efficiently to allow for those who do not attend.

“We wouldn’t encourage that. We’re going through the vaccination problem at a rapid pace and that isn’t something that we want to encourage.”

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HSE CEO Paul Reid

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that the HSE is not in a position to say yet when vaccination registration will open for people aged 30-39 years.

He said they should be in a better position by the end of next week to confirm when it will start.

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HSE Chief Clinical Officer Dr Colm Henry said 64% of cases have been in the under 35s – this shows the huge protective impact of the vaccine programme.

Hmm.

64% of recent cases in people under 35 (RTÉ)

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This afternoon.

Do it.

DO it.

DO IT!

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Good grief.

This afternoon.

Aged 40 to 44?

Your vaccine registration portal will be open from Wednesday.

Via RTÉ:

[Minister for Health] Stephen Donnelly said that those aged 44 will be able to register on Wednesday, with 43 year olds able to register on Thursday, those aged 42 on Friday, 41 on Saturday and 40 year olds on Sunday….

Vaccine portal to open for 44 year olds on Wednesday (RTE)

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Above from left:  Anne O’Connor, COO, HSE; Paul Reid, CEO HSE; Dr Colm, Henry, CCO, HSE; and Damien McCallion, HSE National Lead, Vaccination Programme at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19

This afternoon.

Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin.

Via RTÉ News:

Over 2.2 million vaccines have been administered in this country up to yesterday, according to HSE chief Paul Reid.

Over 1.6 million people have now received their first dose, 43% of the adult population, with Thursday of last week seeing the highest number of vaccines administered to date, 56,000…

…In the 60-69 age group, over 320,000 people have received their first dose of vaccine, and 186,000 in the 50-59 age group have been given their first jab.

HSE chief says cyber attack a ‘stomach-churning criminal act’ (RTÉ)

Earlier: Race of Ages

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This morning.

Labelled a lunatic by US chat show host Jimmy Kimmell for sharing a video showing a magnet adhering to his vaccine injection site, a bewildered Robert Carroll takes to the roof of his Chicago home.

Previously: Stuck on You

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This morning.

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Northern Ireland.

Show offs.

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly

This afternoon.

The Covid-19 ‘vaccine portal’ for 45 to 49 year olds will open from tomorrow – despite the ‘HSE ransomware attack’.

Only mRNA vaccines, such as Pfizer and Moderna will be available to this age group at first.

Via RTÉ News:

Speaking on RTÉ’s News at One, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said Donnelly said the vaccine programme’s computer system, which is a new system, has not been compromised in the cyber attack on the HSE and the programme is moving very quickly.

He said there has been no indication that it has been compromised at all.

He said two in five adults have now received a first dose and last week was a record week, with about 50,000 vaccinations administered in one day last week.

Meanwhile…

Earlier, the HSE’s Chief Clinical Officer said the executive has received advice from National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) that people aged 40 to 49 could receive Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines.

Vaccine portal for 45 to 49 year olds set to open tomorrow (RTÉ)

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Last night.

Washington DC.

In remarks from the White House, President Joe Biden announced that the US will share millions more doses of coronavirus vaccines with other countries around the world.

He added:

 “if the unvaccinated get vaccinated, they’ll protect themselves and other unvaccinated people around them…

“…Ultimately, those who are not vaccinated will end up paying the price. The vaccinated will continue to be protected against severe illnesses, but others may not be if you’re not vaccinated.”

US to share 20m more COVID vaccine doses with world, total now 80m: Biden (CNBC)

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This afternoon.

Government Buildings.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar launched an updated ‘Work Safely Protocol’ to ‘assist employers in reopening safely’.

He confirmed that vaccination will remain voluntary.

Via RTÉ News:

He said the protocol will guide employers on how to manage unvaccinated workers.

Today’s document incorporates the latest public health advice, and contains guidelines on antigen testing, vaccinations and ventilation to assist employers in reopening the economy while keeping workers and customers safe.

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Mr Varadkar said they now had a “Government-endorsed” report on antigen testing, and acknowledged that many employers were already using it.

I am encouraging more to do so,” he added.

Vaccinations to remain voluntary as workplaces reopen – Tánaiste (RTÉ)

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Um.

Anyone?

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Ireland’s Olympic HQ,  Howth, county Dublin

This afternoon.

The athletes and support teams, which number in the low hundreds, will receive the Pfizer jab thanks to an agreement between the pharmaceutical company and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The development has been welcomed by the Irish Olympic and Paralympic federations who believe the measure will relieve “very high levels of anxiety that a lack of vaccination was causing among the team”.

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The Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

This afternoon.

In a joint statement, Pfizer and BioNTech said they had submitted a request with the Amsterdam-based EMA to expand the use of their jab to include “adolescents 12 to 15 years of age”.

Ugur Sahin, co-founder and CEO of Germany’s BioNTech, yesterday said the jab could be available for those age groups from June if EU approval is granted.

Today’s move comes after Phase 3 trial data showed that the vaccine provided “robust antibody responses” and was 100% effective in warding off the disease among those aged 12 to 15.

The vaccine also was generally well tolerated,” the statement added.

After your teen, etc.

Pfizer asks EMA to authorise jab for 12 to 15-year-olds (RTÉ)

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