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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(...)

HSE chief clinical officer Dr Colm Henry: ‘We have faced many planning challenges with changes in supply, cohort definitions and clinical guidance in relation to specific vaccines.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Uncertainty over supplies has remained a “top programme risk” associated with the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, the Health Service Executive has told (...)

A file image of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry which is being used for mandatory quarantine. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that bookings have been paused on the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine system. Sources have said (...)

The rare risk of blood clots from the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine need to be kept in “perspective”, says Dr Mary Favier, Covid-19 adviser to the Irish College of General Practitioners. Photograph: Alan Betson

The HSE has cancelled all AstraZeneca clinics for the rest of the week, except for those arranged for certain people aged over 60, it announced on Tue(...)

Everybody knew the list would be added to as a new surge of Covid-19 affects Europe and beyond. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Yes it’s April Fool’s Day folks but there are no pranks here this morning, just a lot of people, who should know better, looking very foolish indeed. (...)

A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine: Irish officials are working on contingency arrangements in case the EMA decides to pause or vary the existing authorisation.  Photograph: Christophe Ena/ AP

The first round of Covid-19 vaccinations for thousands of vulnerable patients will not be completed until “well into April” as a result of the decisio(...)

The AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty

The Government will await the outcome of an investigation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) before deciding whether it should resume vaccinations(...)

Families of residents complain that not all care homes have been facilitating window visits. File photograph: Getty

There are few if any grounds to suspend “window visits” and outdoor visiting at nursing homes to prevent spread of infection, states new health guidan(...)

When people were given a half dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine followed by a full dose at least a month later its efficacy rose to 90%. File photograph: Getty

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine developed with scientists at Oxford University continues to be in the news for all the wrong reasons. From being in(...)

Vaccine rollout for the over 70s “may well be slower”, but  faster for healthcare workers and other groups. Photograph:  Oli Scarff

State health officials have decided not to give the Covid-19 vaccine regarded as a “game-changer” in the fight against the virus – the Oxford-AstraZen(...)

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