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Vaccine Questions Ep8: Looking to the future with Professor Christine LoscherThursday, 29 July 2021
In the final episode of this series, Professor of Immunology Christine Loscher discusses the vaccine rollout and answers questions on vaccines for teens, booster shots and more.
Vaccines: a life-saving choiceMonday, 12 July 2021
A new expert statement from the RIA's Life and Medical Sciences Committee written by Kingston Mills MRIA, Bert Rima MRIA and Dick Ahlstrom.
Vaccine Questions Ep7: Understanding human behaviour with Professor Pete LunnMonday, 5 July 2021
In episode 7 behavioural economist, Professor Pete Lunn shares expert insights on how our behaviour impacts the spread of COVID-19 and what drives this behaviour.
Vaccine Questions Ep6: Vaccine solidarity with Dr Siobhán O'SullivanMonday, 14 June 2021
In episode six Dick chats to Dr Siobhán O’Sullivan, Chief Bioethic Officer at the Department of Health about the difficult decisions officials and individuals must grapple with in this pandemic and the values and...
Vaccine Questions Ep5: Inoculation against misinformation with Professor Jane SuiterFriday, 21 May 2021
In episode five Dick chats to Professor Jane Suiter, Director of the Institute for Future Media, Democracy and Society at DCU about what drives the spread of disinformation and how it can undermine vaccination...
The role of Irish Bioethics: (re)building trust and reasonable discourse in medicine, science and technologyThursday, 22 April 2021
Read the report from the Royal Irish Academy symposium held on 15 April 2021 and watch the video.
Vaccine Questions Ep4: Trust and reliability with Emer CookeWednesday, 21 April 2021
Emer Cooke, Head of the EMA explains its role in assessing and authorising COVID19 vaccines, and Dick asks why should we trust the EMA to ensure that all the vaccines we receive are safe and reliable?
Vaccine Questions Ep3: Getting the jab with Dr Lucy JessopMonday, 29 March 2021
Join Dr Lucy Jessop, Director of Public Health at the National Immunisation Office as she explains when, where and how people will get their vaccination shots.
Vaccine Questions Ep2: Crunching the numbers with Professor Philip NolanWednesday, 3 February 2021
Professor Philip Nolan explains the numbers we hear on the news and virologist Dr Gerald Barry answers your questions on vaccines.
Health Research Board support RIA Vaccine Questions podcastWednesday, 3 February 2021
The Health Research Board have teamed up with the RIA Life and Medical Sciences Committee to bring you a podcast series on vaccines and vaccination featuring experts and scientists from around Ireland.