Irish Student Health Association News

HSE National Immunisation Office COVID-19 Vaccine bulletin 3. Published 22/01/2021.

'HSE National Immunisation Office COVID-19 Vaccine bulletin 3. Published 22/01/2021.' image Bulletin 3 covers; Check list for vaccinators before 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine; Vaccine management; Changed advice about vaccinating close contacts of a case of COVID-19; Intramuscular (IM) injection technique; How to manage, store and handle vaccines; Updated advice on transportation time of Comirnaty® vaccine; Dilution of Comirnaty® vaccine; COVID-19 vaccines and allergies; Update from HPRA; CDC reports on cases of anaphylaxis following administration of Comirnaty® vaccine in the USA; FAQs. » read more

 

The second bulletin from the HSE National Immunisation Office which highlights changes in clinical guidance for the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Published 15th January 2021.

This edition covers · COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna® · Updates on guidance for Comirnaty® (Pfizer/BioNTech) vaccine · Contraindication and precautions to Comirnaty® and Covid-19 Vaccine Moderna® · Reminder regarding the administration of COVID-19 vaccines from multi-dose vials · Close contacts and vaccination · Transporting diluted Comirnaty® vaccine up a flight of stairs · Advice for women who are planning a pregnancy · Information for pregnant or breastfeeding women » read more

 

National Immunisation Advisory Committee have issued an update to Chapter 5A - COVID-19 from the Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland. Published 13th January 2020

NIAC have issued an update to Chapter 5A - COVID-19 from the Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland. Key updates include ● Effects of COVID-19 in pregnancy ● Pregnant healthcare workers included in priority groups ● Pregnant women with at risk medical conditions included in priority groups ● Comirnaty® Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccine ● Recommendations for use of COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna® » read more

 

HSE National Immunisation Office COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN 1. Published 07/01/2021

'HSE National Immunisation Office COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN 1. Published 07/01/2021' image The first bulletin from the HSE National Immunisation Office which highlights changes in clinical guidance for the COVID19 vaccination programme. Bulletins will be published every week or more frequently, if required. » read more

 

Questions and Answers for pregnant or breastfeeding women and their doctors about COVID- 19 vaccination. Specific to the Comirnaty® vaccine, manufactured by Pfizer/BioNTech. Published January 2021.

This information has been compiled by the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in conjunction with the NIAC at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and endorsed by the HSE National Women and Infants Health Programme. The information contained within this document refers specifically to the Comirnaty® vaccine, manufactured by Pfizer/BioNTech. If and when other vaccines are approved, this document will be updated to include information and guidance on these additional vaccines. » read more

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Health Professionals. Updates 28/12/'20

Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Health Professionals (28/12/'20). Including video on preparing 'Comirnaty' (PfizerBioNTech) COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Version 1.0 » read more

 

A new chapter of the Immunisation Guidelines on Coronavirus has been published by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC). December 18th 2020.

A new chapter of the Immunisation Guidelines on coronavirus has been published by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC). This is the first version of this chapter which will change as vaccines are authorised by the European Medicines Agency and new evidence emerges. In addition, an updated version of Chapter 3 Immunisation of Immunocompromised persons is also available to download. The start of this Chapter has a section with key changes from the previous version. » read more

 

Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy and Implementation Plan. Published 15th December 2020.

'Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy and Implementation Plan. Published 15th December 2020.' image Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy and Implementation Plan. Published 15th December 2020. Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, has announced the National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy, which outlines Ireland's high-level plan for safe, effective and efficient vaccination of the population, while safeguarding continued provision of health and social care services. The National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy was prepared by the High-Level Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccination. » read more

 

Mental Health Webinar “Generation COVID: How is COVID-19 impacting on young people accessing mental health services” Thursday December 10th 11.00-12.30.

'Mental Health Webinar “Generation COVID: How is COVID-19 impacting on young people accessing mental health services” Thursday December 10th 11.00-12.30.' image Mental Health Webinar "Generation COVID: How is COVID-19 impacting on young people accessing mental health services" Thursday December 10th 11.00-12.30. » read more

 

Theresa Lowry-Lehnen, Student Health Centre Nurse at Institute of Technology Carlow wins the ‘Practice Nurse of the Year 2020’ Award.

'Theresa Lowry-Lehnen, Student Health Centre Nurse at Institute of Technology Carlow wins the ‘Practice Nurse of the Year 2020’ Award.' image We are delighted to announce that Theresa Lowry-Lehnen the Nurse at Institute of Technology Carlow Student Health Centre has won the 'Practice Nurse of the Year 2020' award at the Irish Healthcare Awards. The Irish Healthcare Awards are Ireland's leading and most prestigious medical Awards. Created by Irish Medical Times, the Awards are now in their 19th year and recognise innovation and excellence across the Irish healthcare sector. » read more