Johnson & Johnson vaccine

  • Johnson and Johnson has delayed the roll-out of its COVID-19 vaccine in Europe as reports of rare blood clots in the US are investigated.

    American authorities have put a pause on the vaccine as they examine 6 reported cases among the 6.8 million doses given.

    The first doses of the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine had been due to arrive in Ireland this week.




  • The National Immunisation Advisory Committee will meet today to consider whether to roll out the Johnson and Johnson vaccine here.

    It's after the European Medicines Agency found a possible link between the Covid-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots - but said the benefits outweigh the risks.

    Ireland is due to receive 600,000 doses of the one-shot vaccine by June, and over 14,000 have already arrived.


  • The National Immunisation Advisory Committee is recommending the usage of the Johnson and Johnson and Astrazeneca vaccines for those over the age of 40.

    It's expected Cabinet Ministers will discuss the advice at a meeting tomorrow.

    Health officials are expected to announce an updated decision on the rollout in the coming days.

    The HSE's Chief Clinical Officer Dr Colm Henry says changing the guidelines would help speed up the vaccination programme.


  • Health officials will today consider new advice on the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine - and whether to use it in Ireland.

    The European Medicines Agency yesterday found there's a possible link between the vaccine and very rare blood clots.

    But it says the benefits of the single-shot injection outweigh the risks.

    The National Immunisation Advisory Committee will now weigh up the advice - with a decision due in the coming days.

  • The Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines have been approved for use in people over the age of 50.

    Cabinet ministers signed off on the move this morning following advice from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee.

    The single-shot Johnson and Johnson jab can also be used for under-50s when other vaccines are not available.

    Meanwhile, women between 14 and 36 weeks pregnant are to be offered faster access to a Covid vaccine following new advice.

    Health minister Stephen Donnelly says officials are now working out when they can get the vaccine.......