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EMA reviewing Johnson & Johnson vaccine data after US warns of rare neurological reaction

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is reviewing data related to the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine.

The review comes as US regulators added a warning to the vaccine over links to a rare neurological reaction.


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) flagged reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome, which is an immune disorder that can cause muscle weakness, and occasionally paralysis.

US regulators reviewed the data and found that roughly 100 people developed the disorder and almost all required hospital treatment. One person also died as a result.

The EMA’s safety committee (PRAC) is analysing data provided by J&J and has asked the vaccine developer to provide further detailed data.


The J&J vaccine was recently made available for people aged 18-34-years-old in Ireland.


Large crowds gather in Dublin to protest against Covid-19 vaccine certificates

Large crowds gathered in Dublin city centre on Saturday to protest against Covid-19 vaccines, in particular the use of the Covid-19 certificate.

PETA demands all animal scenes be removed from new Jackass movie following trailer release

PETA has called for all animal scenes to be removed from the new Jackass movie after the new trailer was released.

COVID-19: 1,345 new confirmed cases in Ireland

The Department of Health has confirmed a further 1,345 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. No information surrounding deaths associated...

Nearly 50,000 people will pass through Dublin Airport this weekend

Approximately 50,000 people will pass through Dublin Airport this weekend
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