Vaccine Registration Portal

From Thursday 15 April, people aged 65 to 69 can register online for their COVID-19 vaccination appointment. A PPS number, eircode, a mobile phone number and an email address are needed for registration. Alternatively people can call HSELive on 1850 24 1850 to register over the phone. To avoid delays or traffic issues on the…

Vaccine Update

After 100 days of the vaccine rollout Ireland has passed 1 million doses administered. We have already seen that infection rates in vaccinated groups have fallen dramatically, allowing nursing home visits to return in the last few weeks. There has been a collapse of COVID-19 case numbers in frontline healthcare workers since the commencement of…

Education Update

Mary has received the following update regarding the following areas in the education sector: Phased return to school Vaccination rollout for education sector Antigen Testing Ventilation in schools Special Education Teacher allocations Department statement on RTE Investigates programme State Examinations Procurement process for Leaving Cert Examinations 2021 and Accredited Grades process Government plan for phased…

Vaccine Update

Mary has received the following update regarding vaccine deliveries & administration rollout: Ireland’s COVID-19 vaccination programme strategy is to distribute all available vaccine as quickly as is operationally possible, prioritising those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19. The programme is based on the principles of safety, effectiveness and fairness, with the objective of reducing severe…

Vaccine Rollout Update

Following a new safety alert received late on 13th March from Norway, and pending receipt of further information from the European Medicines Agency, on the precautionary principle the National Immunisation Advisory Committee has recommended a temporary deferral of the administration of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca® in Ireland for the week commencing the 14th March 2021 (Sunday)….

Restrictions Update

Last night An Taoiseach made the difficult announcement to the nation that Level 5 restrictions would remain in place until April 5th. The decision to extend Level 5 restrictions is difficult and will have considerable impact on all parts of our economy and society. However we continue to have an unacceptably high level of disease…

Vaccines Update

Mary has recieved an update from the Minister on the vaccine rollout. The vaccination of those aged 85 and older started on Monday 15th of February, with 20,000 mRNA doses scheduled to be delivered this week as part of the roll-out to those aged 85 and older. It will be double that in following weeks….

Vaccine Centres Announced

Mary has received an update from the Minister for Health announcing the nationwide vaccine centres. In Dublin Central, TU campus at Grangegorman will be a centre, along with DCU in Santry, Aviva Stadium and Citywest Hotel & Convention centre. The 37 centres have been confirmed by the HSE, with at least one in every county….

Vaccine Rollout Update

Mary has received an update from the Minister of Health on the Vaccine Rollout. The total cumulative number of vaccines administered up to January 27th is 161,500 vaccines. Of those, 71,600 vaccines were administered to people in long-term residential care facilities and a further 89,900 were given to healthcare workers, some of whom (76,100) have…

Vaccine Update

Mary welcomes the update from Minister Donnelly on the Vaccine rollout this week: Two Covid-19 vaccines have been approved for use in the European Union and a decision is expected on a third later this month. On January 12th the Minister received Cabinet approval to opt into another large purchase of BioNTech Pfizer vaccines. The…