Overall, 91%  of people either intend to get vaccinated or have already received the jab.Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s vaccination rate may be one of the highest in Europe but there are still signs of hesitancy among younger people, the latest results in a tr(...)

Ivermectin-containing medicines are not authorised for use in Covid-19 in the EU, and the EMA has not received any application for such use. Photograph: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

One person has been hospitalised in Ireland this year after using ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19. The drug which is used to treat parasitic i(...)

Almost 5,000 units of ivermectin were seized between July 2020 and July 2021, representing an increase of more than 3,000 per cent in a year. Photograph: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Members of the public have been urged not to purchase medicines online which claim to treat or prevent Covid-19, as a huge increase in seizures of hor(...)

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee recommended that boosters be given to residents aged 65 and older in long-term residential care and to those aged 80 and over living in the community. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 booster shots for nursing home residents and other older people are to be given “off-label” because of the lack of authorisation for this use(...)

More than 10,000 schoolchildren are estimated to be isolating at home. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive is facing an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 testing of children as more than 1,600 primary and secondary schools have re(...)

An increase in breakthrough infection has been reported in different parts of the world due to the Delta variant.  File photograph: EPA

The evidence has become clearer that people with weak immune systems may need top-up Covid-19 vaccinations to maintain their protection, the European (...)

The European Medicines Agency is looking into Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Europe’s medicines regulator said on Friday it was reviewing if there was a risk of a rare inflammatory condition after inoculation with Covid-19 vac(...)

Covid vaccines: older people, residents of long-term care facilities and healthcare workers  will likely be among the first to receive booster jabs. Photograph: Hannah Beier/Bloomberg

What’s the latest on Covid-19 booster shots? The Government has received the go-ahead for a Covid-19 booster-inoculation campaign for immunosuppresse(...)

Europe’s medicines regulator has approved additional manufacturing sites for  vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

Europe’s medicines regulator has approved additional manufacturing sites for mRNA-based coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna(...)

Anti-vaxxers: protesters in Dublin in September 2020. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In April 2020, near the start of the global pandemic, Felix Kartte was working 14-hour shifts as an EU policy officer, struggling to monitor a barrage(...)

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