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Vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Sebastien BozonAFP via Getty Images

Pfizer has started vaccinating staff who are considered essential to the supply of its Covid-19 vaccine in Ireland and across the EU. The company say(...)

People walk amid a heavy snowfall in Madrid on Saturday. Photograph:  Benjamin Cremel / AFP

Emergency crews in central Spain have cleared 500 roads and rescued more than 1,500 people stranded in vehicles as the country slowly shovels its way (...)

Testing for Covid-19. Three cases of the so-called South African Covid-19 variant have been recorded in the State. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

What is this new South African Covid-19 variant? As viruses make copies of themselves to spread, they mutate, making tiny genetic changes along the w(...)

Vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Sebastien BozonAFP via Getty Images

The new deal that doubles Ireland’s access to the Covid-19 vaccine developed by German company BioNTech makes the European Union the largest customer (...)

Vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP  via Getty Images

Millions of vaccine doses against Covid-19 will be available in Ireland monthly, but not until the second half of the year, according to officials wor(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen delivers a statement at EU headquarters in Brussels.

Ireland is in line for an additional 3.3 million vaccines after the European Union reached a deal with Pfizer and BioNTech for 300 million more doses (...)

A resident of a nursing home getting   the BioNTech-Pfizer  Covid-19 vaccine in Cologne, Germany. Photograph: AP Photo/Martin Meissner

Signs that a relatively high number of healthcare workers are unwilling to receive the coronavirus vaccine in some parts of Europe and the US have ala(...)

Pregnant women getting the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 should be given it between the 14th and 33rd weeks of their pregnancy, Irish medical experts have advised. Image: iStock.

Pregnant women getting the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 should be given it between the 14th and 33rd weeks of their pregnancy, Irish medic(...)

Moderna is unlikely to be a game changer in the fight against the pandemic – for now at least. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The approval of the Moderna Covid vaccine on Wednesday gives European governments another tool to try to suppress a surge in the virus that has led to(...)

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved a second Covid-19 vaccine, from US group Moderna, for use in EU states, including Ireland. Photograph:  Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved a second Covid-19 vaccine for use in EU states, including Ireland. Moderna’s vaccine uses the same n(...)

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