People queuing at Citywest vaccination centre in Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/ Collins Photos

It’s been months since I was vaccinated against Covid-19 and so I would like to get a booster. Can I get one now? Generally, boosters are being admini(...)

A requirement for children in primary school to wear masks is expected to be discussed by Nphet. File photograph: The Irish Times

A requirement for children in primary school to wear masks is expected to be discussed by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) when it me(...)

A production line for Merck’s Lagevrio treatment for Covid-19. Photograph: Merck via The New York Times

The European Union’s drug regulator has issued advice on using Merck’s Covid-19 pill for adults and began a review of a rival tablet from Pfizer to h(...)

 A doctor tends to a patient in the Covid-19 intensive care unit at University Hospital Leipzig on November 18th in Leipzig, Germany. Photograph: Jens Schlueter/Getty Images

The first known Covid-19 case was a market vendor in the Chinese city of Wuhan, not an accountant who appeared to have no link to the market but whose(...)

Some 236,000 people received the one-shot Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine which is regarded as less effective than two shot vaccines. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has asked officials to clarify how soon people who got the Janssen Covid-19 vaccine should receive a booster dose(...)

Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug, which is given as an infusion, was approved by US regulators in June. Photograph: iStock

A key European Medicines Agency panel has signalled it is unlikely to grant approval to Biogen’s drug for Alzheimer’s disease, adding to the debate su(...)

A demonstrator holds a placard reading ‘No to compulsory vaccination’ during an anti-vaccination protest at the Ballhausplatz in Vienna, Austria after the government imposed a lockdown for unvaccinated people. Photograph: Georg Hochmuth/APA/AFP

Austria has imposed a lockdown for an estimated two million people not yet vaccinated against Covid-19 amid a surge in infections to record levels. W(...)

Delivery of the VLA2001 inactivated vaccine is expected to begin in April 2022, subject to EMA approval, Valneva said.  Photograph: iStock

French vaccines company Valneva’s share price jumped more than 20 per cent on Wednesday after it won European Commission approval for a deal under whi(...)

Anyone over the age of 12 is currently eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine in the Republic. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty

The European Union’s drug regulator expects to decide in about two months on whether to allow the use of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine in children aged s(...)

Moderna has applied for authorisation for the use of its Covid-19 vaccine in children aged six to 11. Photograph: iStock

Moderna said on Tuesday it has submitted for a variation to the conditional marketing authorisation with the European Medicines Agency for the evaluat(...)

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