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The vaccine Portal for 45-49 year olds will open from this morning.   It’s expected that MRNA vaccines will be initially available for this age cohort.   High risk patients and frontline healthcare workers who have yet to receive an appointment can also register.   People can sign up by…

People in their 40s will find out later this week when they can register for a Covid-19 vaccine.   The HSE is currently working through people aged in their 50s while new guidance on the usage of the Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines is due to be announce this…

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee is today expected to recommend the Johnson and Johnson vaccine be used on people over 50.   NIAC is also likely to say it can be used on under-50s if another vaccine is not available.   The European Medicines Agency says the one-shot jab has…

Cabinet Ministers will discuss the latest setbacks for the vaccination programme when they meet this morning.   The Taoiseach is to be briefed by the HSE and the vaccines taskforce as work continues on redrawing the roll-out plan.     Re-drawn plans to take account of the problems with the…

A Sligo Leitrim TD says the move by the government to change the vaccination rollout plan is a slap in the face to gardaí.   The new vaccination model will see people vaccinated based on age after the over-70s, medically vulnerable and those with underlying conditions have been taken care…

The Department of Health has announced 14 more Covid-19 related deaths.  368 new cases of the virus have also been detected.   The latest set of figures once again show a relatively low number of new cases in the North West.  There were no new cases recorded in Sligo, less…

A North West GP has strongly criticised the HSE over the rollout of the Covid vaccinations.   Dr Alan Loftus from the Drumshanbo medical centre says the centre had expected to vaccinating over 80s this week, however they have received no confirmation of vaccines.   The Leitrim based GP  says…