German health minister Jens Spahn (left) speaking to a health worker as Regina Andelum gets a coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination centre in Hamburg. Photograph: EPA/Daniel Reinhardt/pool

Europe Correspondent Germany set a new EU vaccination record by administering over a million jabs in a single day this week as a boost in deliveries h(...)

Among those who were hospitalised, chronic heart disease, asthma and morbid obesity were associated with increased risk of ICU admission, research shows. File photograph: iStock

Covid-19 carries a “significantly higher risk” of death for morbidly obese men with chronic heart disease than other patient profiles, a new study ha(...)

The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry, the State’s first hotel quarantine centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Laws requiring people arriving into Ireland from certain countries to quarantine in designated hotels for up to 14 days are irrational, illogical and (...)

Reinfection by Covid-19 is ‘rare’, said the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. File photograph: Getty

The vaccination of one family household member can reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection to others in the house by at least 30 per cent, a review by E(...)

 European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen during a press conference  in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph:    John Thys/EPA

The European Union is to consider toughening export controls on Covid-19 vaccines as millions of doses are being sent to countries that are not allowi(...)

Department of Health statistics on Covid-19 vaccine deliveries show that the AstraZeneca jab comprised 206,400 doses of the 758,490 delivered to the middle of March since vaccinations began.

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, temporarily suspended due to health concerns, accounts for more than a quarter of doses delivered to the State, new (...)

Dr Cillian de Gascun  said that the case emphasised the importance of public health measures. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

International travellers from a further 13 countries will face mandatory hotel quarantine once the legislation and arrangements for the strict new Cov(...)

New and updated vaccines must be developed to combat the emergence of new variants. Photograph: iStock

Tough and immediate public health interventions are needed to prevent a fresh wave of Covid-19 deaths caused by more infectious variants of the virus (...)

 A paramedic gets ready to give  the Covid-19 vaccination to  Sgt John Mulvaney in the grounds of St Mary’s Hospital in the Phoenix Park.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/ RollingNews.ie

Tough and immediate public health interventions are needed to prevent a fresh wave of Covid-19 deaths caused by variants of the virus that are sweepin(...)

Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech will deliver 75 million extra doses of their Covid-19 vaccine in the second quarter of the year, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said. Photograph: Michael Ciaglo/Getty

Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech will deliver 75 million extra doses of their Covid-19 vaccine in the second quarter of the year, European Commi(...)

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