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A Covid-19 vaccine will be available in Northern Ireland from early next week. The Pfizer-BioNTech jab is said to be 95 per cent effective. Britain is the first country in the world to approve the vaccine for widespread roll-out. The British government has ordered 40 million doses. Jemma Dolan is…

Staff at Sligo University Hospital are urging people to get the flu vaccine. In a new video, Fergal Hickey, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, and Deirdre Staunton, Resuscitation Training Officer have shared their flu experiences aimed at promoting the uptake of the flu vaccine among healthcare workers. The HSE also says…

Delegates at the Teachers Union of Ireland congress in Cork have passed a motion from the Leitrim branch of the union calling for the arrangements for providing the HPV cervical anti-cancer vaccine in second-level schools to be looked into. Sean Wynne, a teacher in Drumshanbo Vocational School whose daughter suffered…

Provisional HSE figures for the HPV vaccine this year show the numbers getting it have almost halved. The vaccine is now part of the schools immunisation programme and it aims to reduce the risk of infection of this virus which is known to cause cervical and other cancers. The controversial…