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Update from HSE – online registration for COVID-19 vaccine

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

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 […]

HSE update – 23 April – COVID-19 vaccination programme

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 […]

HSE update on COVID-19 vaccination programme

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 […]

Update on AstraZeneca vaccine and vaccination programme

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 […]

Update from HSE on COVID-19 vaccination programme

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 […]

Information on vaccine roll-out and safety

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 […]

1. Muscular Dystrophies

  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Manifesting carrier of Duchenne
  • Congenital muscular dystrophy - General
  • • MDC1A (merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy)
  • • Rigid spine syndrome (RSS)
  • • Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophies
  • • Bethlem myopathy
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

2. Myotonic Disorders

  • Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Myotonia
  • Myotonic Dystrophy

3. Congenital Myopathies

  • Central Core Myopathy
  • Minicore (Multicore) myopathy
  • Myotubular or Centronuclear myopathy
  • Nemaline myopathy

4. Mitochondrial Myopathies

  • Mitochondrial Myopathies

5. Metabolic Disorders

  • Metabolic disorders (general)
  • McArdle’s Disease
  • Pompe’s Disease

6. Periodic Paralyses

  • Periodic Paralyses

7. Autoimmune Myositides

  • Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis and Sarcoid myopathy
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Inclusion body myositis

8. Spinal Muscular Atrophies

  • Severe (Type I)
  • Intermediate (Type II)
  • Mild (Type III)
  • Adult spinal muscular atrophy

9. Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies

  • (Also known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth or Peroneal muscular atrophy)

10. Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction

  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes
  • Myasthenia Gravis

11. Friedreich’s Ataxia

  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • Limb-girdle types of muscular dystrophy (LGMD) - General
  • • LGMD 1B (also known as Laminopathy)
  • • LGMD 1C (also known as Caveolinopathy)
  • • LGMD 2A (also known as Calpainopathy)
  • • LGMD 2B (also known as Dysferlinopathy)
  • • LGMD 2I
  • Ocular myopathies including ocularopharangeal muscular dystrophy

12. Other (Please Specify)

13. Unspecified