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Alternating vaccines trial expands to include two additional vaccines

Researchers running the Com-Cov study, launched in February to investigate alternating doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and the Pfizer vaccine, have today announced that the programme will be extended to include the Moderna and Novavax vaccines in a new study.

UK and EU regulators conclude benefits of vaccination continue to outweigh the risks

Medical regulators in the UK and Europe have announced their conclusions from their reviews of very rare cases of unusual blood clots in people who have received the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

Oxford University researchers release cheap, quick COVID-19 antibody test

The new easy-to-produce test detects coronavirus spike-protein binding antibodies in people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

AstraZeneca publish primary analysis from US trial of coronavirus vaccine

Our partners AstraZeneca have today announced the high-level results from the primary analysis of their Phase III trial of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 coronavirus vaccine in the US. They confirm that the vaccine efficacy is consistent with the interim analysis results announced on Monday 22 March 2021.

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Upcoming events

Online Introduction to Immunisation Training - 16 June 2021

Wednesday, 16 June 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.

IIC 2021 - The Virtual Edition. Hot Topics In Infection And Immunity In Children

Friday, 02 July 2021

IIC - The ESPID-Oxford Course is a residential training course covering topics in paediatric infection for paediatric infectious diseases trainees and trainers, and for all those who manage children with infections. This will be the 18th edition of the course. After having to cancel last year's IIC, the Organising Committee have decided to hold IIC 2021 as a one-day, intensive virtual event.

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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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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