Health Minister approves fifth Covid-19 vaccine

New guidance for workplaces has been published to reflect the recent relaxation of most public health measures.

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has today accepted recommendations for the introduction of a new Covid-19 vaccine.

To be used in those aged 18 and older, Novavax’s Covid-19 vaccine Nuvaxovid (known also as NVX-CoV2373) has been granted marketing conditional authorisation by the European Medicines Agency.

As Ireland’s fifth vaccine, recommendations for its use were made by the to the Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan after he endorsed the view of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC).