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Typhoid vaccine over 81% effective in tackling disease in Nepal

A large field study of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) in Nepal has shown a single dose to be safe and effective in reducing typhoid in children aged 9 months to <16 years in an endemic setting.

A new research centre tackles neuromuscular diseases

The launch of the MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre marks an exciting new stage in the partnership between Muscular Dystrophy UK and the University of Oxford, with the goal of delivering new experimental medicines and developing enhanced clinical trial capacity in adult and paediatric neuromuscular diseases.

New design of ‘bike helmet’ style brain scanner used with children for first time

A new wearable ‘bike helmet’ style brain scanner, that allows natural movement during scanning, has been used in a study with young children for the first time. This marks an important step towards improving our understanding of brain development in childhood.

International neglect of typhoid outside rich countries threatens a new global health emergency

The emergence of untreatable strains of typhoid threatens a new global health emergency that requires urgent collective action, argue experts from Paediatrics and the Oxford Martin School in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Is mandatory vaccination the best way to tackle falling rates of childhood immunisation?

Following the publication of figures showing UK childhood vaccination rates have fallen for the fifth year in a row, researchers from Paediatrics and the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease discuss possible responses.

Upcoming events

Introduction to Immunisations

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 to Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 9am - 4pm

A free 2-day Training Event for general practice nurses and health professionals new to immunisation practice who administer / promote / advise about vaccines in the Thames Valley.

OVG Immunisation Seminar

Thursday, 19 March 2020 @ Kassam Stadium Conference Centre, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP

Oxford Vaccine Group Immunisation Seminar

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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.

#StartedinOxford

The Paediatric Neuroimaging group are measuring brain activity when babies experience pain #StartedinOxford.

How do babies feel pain?

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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