Covid jab: there have been some cases of blood clots among recipients of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty

What are the most common side effects from the Covid vaccines? Most side effects from the Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccines, the t(...)

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has followed AstraZeneca with similar reports of rare blood clots, prompting re-evaluation of their effectiveness an(...)

US health authorities recommended a ‘pause’ in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine ‘out of an abundance of caution’ as they investigate any links between it and blood clots. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images

The HSE will be “resetting rather than revamping” the State’s vaccination rollout following the decision to restrict the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine (...)

The European Medicines Agency says unusual blood clots in the brain are a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine, but benefits of the jab greatly outweigh the risks – especially in older people. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/Pool/AFP via Getty

The Republic became the latest country to restrict the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine amid concern over blood clots. The Department of Health(...)

 Professor Karina Butler, Chair of National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC). Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The AstraZeneca vaccine should not be given to people aged under 60, including patients that have medical conditions with very high or high risk of se(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly says the gap between announcing additional countries to the mandatory hotel quarantine list and implement the rule was to allow people time to book into the hotel quarantine system. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government cannot add “the whole world” to the list of countries covered by mandatory hotel quarantine measures, Minister for Health Stephen Donne(...)

Army  personnel at Dublin Airport: There are  concerns in Government about the ability of the mandatory hotel system to absorb increased numbers but sources insist new hotel capacity can  be sourced. Photograph: Colin Keegan

The Department of Health said on Sunday night the extension of mandatory hotel quarantine to countries including the US, Canada, France and Italy woul(...)

Several EU countries have limited the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to only older people –as the clots have affected younger people – while the UK has confined it to those aged over 30. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images

New restrictions on the use of AstraZeneca doses could slow the State’s vaccine rollout just when it was supposed to be accelerating, Government Minis(...)

Dr Lorraine Nolan, chief executive of the Health Products Regulatory Authority,  estimates the risk of the unusual blood clot on the brain, which is possibly linked to the vaccine, at one in 200,000.  Photograph:  Stephen Collins/ Collins Photo

People should still take the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine if offered it, despite the first Irish case of a rare blood clot in a vaccinated person this(...)

The Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine sits on a table at a pop up vaccinations site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center on Paril 8th in the Staten Island borough of New York. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP

Europe’s drug regulator said it is reviewing reports of rare blood clots in four people who received Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Covid-19 vaccin(...)

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