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(...)

The  Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccine is already authorised for use in people from 16 years of age in both the US and the European Union. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Children as young as 12 could be in line for Covid vaccination after Pfizer and its partner, BioNTech, said on Friday that they had applied to the Eur(...)

A healthcare worker checks a woman before she gets a dose of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in Moscow on April 26th. Photograph: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP

Russians are being urged to wear face masks, observe social distancing and cancel any planned mass gatherings during a forthcoming 10-day national hol(...)

The Government has approved further changes to the Covid-19 vaccination plan on Tuesday, so what are they? Photograph: Liselotte Sabroe/EPA

The Government has approved further changes to the Covid-19 vaccination plan on Tuesday, so what are they? Who do these latest changes affect? The r(...)

On Monday, the commission announced it had initiated legal action against the company for breach of contract. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

The European Commission has launched legal action against pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca over shortfalls in deliveries of its Covid-19 vaccine, wh(...)

Jaap van Delden, head of vaccinations at  public health institute RIVM:  AstraZeneca “will soon no longer be needed”. Photograph: Joris Verwijst/BSR

The Dutch government’s senior adviser on vaccinations has been accused of undermining the coronavirus inoculation programme by apparently accepting th(...)

US tourists spent €1.8 billion in Ireland in 2019 – ‘They stay longer, visit more regions, spend across all sectors and are very good when it comes to spending on gifts,’ says tour operator. File photograph: iStock

Ireland will have to move fast to exploit the “enormous pent-up demand” among fully vaccinated Americans or risk losing hundreds of millions of euro t(...)

There are currently four Covid-19 vaccines – Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson – available for use in Ireland

Four Covid-19 vaccines – those from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson – are currently available for use in Ireland, followin(...)

Vaccinators administering Covid 19 Vaccinations of Cohort 4 at the HSE Vaccination Centre in the Aviva Stadium .Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There were five further deaths and 461 new cases of Covid-19 reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Saturday. A quarter of(...)

The European Medicines Agency said this week that the benefits of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot Covid-19 vaccine   outweigh any risk of a very rare side-effect of abnormal blood clots. Photograph: David Zalubowski/AP

Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot Covid-19 vaccine is expected to go into use here shortly after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) this week confirme(...)

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