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Vaccine specialist Dr Anne Moore, who is based in UCC, says the bottom line about the AstraZeneca vaccine is that ‘it’s safe in all cohorts’. Ireland has opted for caution, she says. Photograph: Liselotte Sabroe/EPA

Older people, anxiously waiting for a Covid-19 vaccination, could be forgiven for feeling confused about the conflicting guidance on vaccines, especia(...)

There is currently no evidence to suggest the vaccines will not work against the known variants of Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

The World Health Organisation estimates that vaccines prevented at least 10 million deaths between 2010 and 2015. “Many millions more lives were (...)

There was a lot of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines being left on the shelf in the US, Prof Luke O’Neill pointed out, and the answer coming back from some people not taking it was that it was all happening “too quick”. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

KEVIN O’SULLIVAN Environment & Science Editor Any notion that new Covid-19 vaccines are being rolled out across the world too quickly, and witho(...)

The mutation on the spike protein of the coronavirus could impede vaccines from working. Photograph: AP Photo/David Goldman

The mutant variant of Covid-19 that has surfaced in the UK is likely to be shown to be circulating in the Republic in coming days, according to Irish (...)

Prof Paddy Mallon: If the new strain is easier to transmit, it could force a fundamental change in how the Government controls the virus. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new, more infectious strain of coronavirus reported in parts of Britain has led to the Government and other countries including Germany and Italy to(...)

Vaccine rollout in the State depends on EU regulatory approval. The first tranche is likely to get the green light in late December/early January.  Photograph:  BioNTech

There are many unknowns when it comes to Covid-19 vaccines, especially on timing , dosage and long-term protection. Tit-for-tat squabbles over who h(...)

Dr Tess Lambe: ‘Normally it takes up to 10 years for a vaccine to be developed.’ Photograph: John Cairns

When Irish scientist Prof Tess (Teresa) Lambe heard the interim results of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trials at the weekend, she almost b(...)

If vaccines stop 90% of infection, herd immunity is realisable. File photograph: Getty

The northern hemisphere faces a bleak winter of rising Covid-19 cases, but signals that two rapidly engineered vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna work on (...)

The dosing of BNT162b2, the mRNA-based vaccine candidate against Covid-19, during a clinical test. Photograph: Biontech SE/EPA

The daily toll of new infections. The number of hospitalisations. The numbers in ICU. The R-0 number. The cases per 100,000 people. For more than eigh(...)

‘Until we get a vaccine, normal life will not resume as we know it,’ said Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photo illustration:  Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Last Wednesday evening, shortly after announcing yet another round of restrictions, effectively cancelling Halloween and raising a big question mark o(...)

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