Today – 22 July – is World Brain Day and the Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) have launched their report on online service provision across neurological care services in response to COVID-19. When the pandemic hit in 2020, many services moved online, resulting in significant changes both for people availing of services and organisations providing […]
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MDI welcomes Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly’s statement on Morning Ireland, RTE 1, that he wants to prioritise the vaccination of 12 to 15-year-olds with underlying conditions. The Minister said the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) is looking at this. Following the approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, MDI […]
From today, Tuesday 4 May, people aged between 50 and 59 can register for their COVID-19 vaccine online. To avoid delays when we open registrations this week, we are asking people to register on different days depending on their age: Registration dates and age groups Tuesday, 4 May, people aged 59 should register Wednesday, 5 […]
Children and COVID-9 vaccine The safety data isn’t there yet to guide COVID-19 vaccination in children as it has only been studied on adults. The HSE will continue to provide updates on the vaccine schedule over the coming weeks and months. MDI will continue to keep an eye out for any developments relating to children […]
The vaccination programme continues to be rolled out nationwide, and as of 20th April 1,240,965 vaccines have been administered in Ireland. Group 3 – aged 70 and over Vaccination of people aged 70 and over continues by GPs, who are now largely vaccinating the group aged 70 to 74. Our National Ambulance Service is also providing […]
The vaccination programme continues to be rolled out nationwide, and as of 13th April 1,094,964 vaccines have been administered in Ireland. While we have largely completed vaccinations for the first 2 allocation groups, we are still working to vaccinate these groups: Group 3 Vaccination of people aged 70 and over continues by GPs, who are now […]
All vaccination appointments on 13 April cancelled As you may be aware, the HSE announced that all AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination appointments planned for today, Tuesday, 13 April have been cancelled. If you had an appointment to get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine today, you will be contacted to rearrange your appointment. The HSE is now assessing […]
The vaccination programme continues to be rolled out nationwide, and more than 446,474 vaccines have been administered as of the 1st March 2021. As we move into next week, vaccination of Group 3 continues, with people aged 80 and over being invited for their vaccines by GPs. When this group is complete, we’ll move on to […]
On Tuesday, 23 February the Cabinet approved an update to the COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy. You can fine the updated information on the provisional vaccine allocation groups here here. As part of the vaccine campaign, the HSE has launched a new TV ad. Watch the TV ad here. The ad contains messages on vaccine roll-out and safety and […]
Getting Ireland’s Adults Covid-Vaccination ready – a public lecture from the Irish Gerontological Society on Wed 17 February from 3.00 – 4.15pm. For more information, follow the link here.