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Bus Éireann begins dedicated COVID-19 vaccination shuttle service in Limerick

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA) announces a new shuttle bus service making travel easier for COVID-19 vaccination appointments, currently at the Radisson Blu…

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INMO conference calls for urgent action on “long COVID”

Frontline nurses and midwives experiencing long-term COVID symptoms are not getting the medical or employment supports they need, the INMO (Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation) Annual Delegate Conference has warned….

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COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen: EMA finds possible link to very rare cases of unusual blood clots with low blood platelets

EMA confirms overall benefit-risk remains positive At its meeting of 20 April 2021, EMA’s safety committee (PRAC) concluded that a warning about unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should…

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AstraZeneca vaccine to be restricted for use with Irish people over 60

Reports say it will be a precautionary recommendation as questions still being asked on safety in older patients The expert committee advising the government on vaccines is expected to recommend…

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EU medicines regulator to discuss AstraZeneca jab and blood clots

This image was originally posted to Flickr by Gencat at https://flickr.com/photos/37074368@N06/50929347266. It was reviewed on 10 February 2021 by FlickreviewR 2 and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-zero. The European Medicines Agency…

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‘TOO SOON’ TO CONSIDER VACCINE PASSPORTS, SAYS IRISH HEALTH OFFICIALS

Image courtesy of Digital Desk Staff It is too soon to make plans for so-called vaccine passports, Irish health officials have said, despite moves being made at a European level…

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Minister Donnelly announces update to Vaccine Allocation Strategy

Image courtesy of Gov.ie The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD has announced an update to Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy. The government approved the Provisional Vaccine Allocation Strategy on 8…

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Looking behind the European medicines data breach

Important documents may have been taken following a data breach relating to Europe’s drug regulator – the European Medicines Agency (EMA). It seems that the data breach was politically motivated….

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Government requests early delivery of AstraZeneca vaccine to ease rollout

The government has requested that shipments of the University of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine be delivered early so it is ready to be administered as soon as it is is approved by…

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H.B. Fuller unveils cold-resistant adhesives for COVID-19 vaccine delivery

Adhesives manufacturer H.B. Fuller has revealed a new range of adhesive grades with hot melt advanced technology for ultra-cold storage of vaccines and medication packaging. Advantra adhesives reportedly provide a secure bond…

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Stephen Donnelly urged to ‘be frank’ over who will administer Covid vaccines

The co-leader of the Social Democrats Róisín Shortall has called on the Minister for Health “to be frank” about who will be administering the coronavirus vaccine. What role will GPs…

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Warning after two people in UK suffer allergic reaction to Covid vaccine

Regulators in the UK have issued a warning that people who have a history of “significant” allergic reactions should not currently receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine after two people who…

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GSK gears up for trials as it pushes ahead with three possible Covid-19 vaccines and two antibody treatments

The British drugs group is working on three possible vaccines for the deadly virus with partners, as well as two antibody treatments.  It is also shipping record amounts of flu…

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How Munster’s Pharmaceutical Industry is Responding to the Global Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine

The global race for a Covid-19 vaccine has led to a surge in pharmaceutical activity and recruitment across Munster, writes Aisling Kiernan The global search for Covid-19 treatments has resulted…

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Eli Lilly is Testing a Way to Prevent Covid-19 That’s Not a Vaccine

Nurses and patients in some US assisted living facilities will receive an antibody drug to prevent covid-19 infection, according to drug company Eli Lilly. The drug: Early in the coronavirus pandemic, companies searched…

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Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker: How Close Are We to a Vaccine

More than 140 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine. Researchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than…

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