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The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine will initially be used to inoculate the teams of more than 800 vaccinators followed by priority groups, beginning with frontline health and social care workers.   File Photograph: Hans Pennink/AP Photo

The first 25,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine arrived in Northern Ireland on Friday ahead of the beginning of the vaccination programme next week. T(...)

North Ireland’s Minister for Health Robin Swann: This is no  time for “societal complacency”.  Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/PA

British medical regulators may be in a position to approve a second Covid-19 vaccine within days, the North’s Minister for Health Robin Swann has told(...)

 Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan with deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn (right)  and Prof Philip Nolan (left), chair of the Nphet  modelling group, address the media at the Covid -19 briefing on Thursday evening. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

People who have concerns about the forthcoming coronavirus vaccines should not be treated as anti-vaccine campaigners, the State’s deputy chief medica(...)

There were 31 cases of Covid-19 in ICU on Wednesday. File photograph: Alan Betson

A further five deaths and 270 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Wednesday evening, as t(...)

Northern Ireland  Minister for Health Robin Swann said the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine could start next week. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Ireland will start seeing a rollout of the first vaccine against Covid-19 in less that two weeks’ time with 12,000 people due to be immunised(...)

Pedestrians in Belfast which along with the rest of Northern Ireland re-entered a ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown on Friday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Ten more people with coronavirus have died in Northern Ireland, according to the latest figures released on Monday by the North’s Department of Health(...)

Pedestrians walk past Covid-19 informatin signs in Belfast over the weekend.  Photograph: Getty

The Ulster Unionist Party leader Steve Aiken has called on Minister of Health Stephen Donnelly not to allow bureaucracy block the vital sharing of Cov(...)

People walk past The Kitchen Bar at Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland enters a two-week circuit-breaker lockdown on Friday designed to arrest the spread of coronavirus. From Friday, pubs, restaurants, n(...)

The overall seven-day Covid figure for Northern Ireland is 130 cases per 100,000 of population. Photograph: Lex van Lieshout/EPA

A special Northern Ireland taskforce is planning a mass vaccination of the Northern Ireland population against Covid-19, the North’s First Minister sa(...)

Members of the public pass the Pennys shop on Henry Street, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The vast majority of outbreaks or clusters of Covid-19 reported in the past week occurred in private houses, according to new figures. A report from(...)

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