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Oxford vaccine reaches one billion doses released

The University of Oxford’s and our partners AstraZeneca have today announced that one billion doses of the ChAdOx1 nCov-19 coronavirus vaccine have been released, to more than 170 countries, marking a key milestone as part of the University and AstraZeneca’s joint vision to make the available to the world, on a not-for-profit basis for the world during the pandemic, and in perpetuity for low- and middle-income countries.

Phase I trial begins of new vaccine against the Plague

Researchers at the University of Oxford today launched a Phase 1 trial to test a new vaccine against plague.

Oxford Vaccine Group among winners at NHS Parliamentary awards

Researchers behind the Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine have been recognised for their excellence at a healthcare awards ceremony.

New book highlights life-saving role vaccines play in prevention of killer diseases

'Brain Fever', a new book by internationally-renowned medical scientist Professor Richard Moxon, describes the decades of research that contribute to the development of vaccines for life-threatening illnesses such as meningitis, and how immunisation has been our greatest public health intervention.

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Virtual Influenza Update Training

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 10am to 12.30pm

This training is for general practice nurses and other health professionals who as part of their role already administer and promote / advise about influenza vaccines. The training will cover the theory of the influenza programme. ** Please note the local logistics of delivering the 2021/22 influenza programme will NOT be addressed **

Online Introduction to Immunisation Training - 6 October 2021

Wednesday, 06 October 2021, 9.15am to 3pm

This training is for general practice nurses and other health professionals who are new to the role of administering and promoting and / or advising about vaccines.

How does herd immunity work?

‘Herd immunity’ or 'herd protection' gives protection to vulnerable people such as newborn babies, elderly people and those who are too sick to be vaccinated.

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How do vaccines work?

This short animation explains how vaccines enable the body to make the right sort of antibodies to fight a particular disease.

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