The recommendation comes as chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan gave the go-ahead for booster shots for nursing home residents and older people in the community. Photograph: Zsolt Czegledi/MTI via AP

Booster doses against Covid-19 for the general population are not appropriate at this stage of the pandemic, according to an expert review by internat(...)

More than 70 per cent of the population, including older children, will need to be immunised to achieve population or herd immunity and thereby prevent transmission of the virus. Photograph: Paul Scott

The approval of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine by the European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Wednesday is very welcome news amid the very worrying rise in numb(...)

In 2014, there was an 86 per cent take up of the HPV vaccination in Ireland among eligible schoolgirls in Ireland. Last year, just half of those elig(...)

Take-up of the HPV vaccine has fallen from 86 per cent in 2014 to 50 per cent last year. Photograph: iStock

In secondary schools across the country, HPV vaccinations have been taking place for girls in first year. What started out as a success story in 2010(...)