The HSE is looking at starting an information campaign around the benefits of the vaccine for pregnant women. Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP

Just one in five pregnant women offered the Covid-19 vaccine in some of the State’s maternity hospitals have taken up the offer, according to the Heal(...)

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, receives a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in a pharmacy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Photograph: Adrian Wyld/CP/Bloomberg

Last week, images circulated internationally of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau at a pharmacy in Ottawa, sleeve rolled up, vaccine syringe stuc(...)

HSE chief executive  Paul Reid at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19.

Restricting the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine would “significantly” affect the rollout of the State’s vaccine programme, HSE ch(...)

Some 300 bedbound people in older and vulnerable cohorts remain to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the Oireachtas health committee has heard. File photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Just 9,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine will be delivered to Ireland between now and May 3rd, after the latest round of cancellations and d(...)

Paul Reid said there had been ‘really positive engagement’ among the public for the portal which went live on Thursday morning. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The majority of adults will be not be vaccinated until June at the earliest, Health Service Executive boss Paul Reid has said. Mr Reid said he remai(...)

Every adult in the State is to have been offered a vaccine by the end of September, said the Minister for Health. File photograph: Getty

The coronavirus situation is at a “real tipping point” as the benefit of vaccinations against higher case numbers will not be felt for another six to (...)

The HSE is seeking a contractual arrangement with the private sector in relation to the provision of CT and MRI for GP referral. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz

The burden which the health system is facing in the months ahead between Covid-19, flu and the ongoing growth in demand for services is very concernin(...)

In some cases, women are still being asked to wait longer than 33 weeks to receive the results of their smear tests. Photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive has reached an agreement with a US testing laboratory to help clear the massive backlog of smear tests in the CervicalChe(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Stephen  Donnelly told the Oireachtas health committee the information from Dr Grainne Flannelly suggested Minister for Health Simon Harris had misled the Dáil for a second time. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been accused of misleading the Dáil over his claim he received no contrary advice before offering free out-of-cyc(...)

HSE interim director general Anne O’Connor is unable to give a date for the introduction of the new testing service. Photograph: Alan Betson

The introduction of a new, more accurate test for cervical cancer is being delayed by a massive backlog of smear tests, an Oireachtas committee has he(...)

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