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Oxford University welcomes UK regulatory emergency use authorisation of coronavirus vaccine

The University of Oxford welcomes the news that the UK Government has today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise the emergency use of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 coronavirus vaccine in the UK.

First peer-reviewed results of phase 3 human trials of Oxford coronavirus vaccine demonstrate efficacy

University of Oxford and AstraZeneca researchers present a pooled analysis of Phase 3 trials of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 across two different dose regimens, resulting in an average efficacy of 70.4%.

University spinout PepGen awarded major financing to target Duchenne muscular dystrophy

PepGen, a therapeutics company targeting severe neuromuscular diseases, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), has closed a $45 million Series A funding round led by RA Capital Management with participation from Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI), the company’s original seed investor.

Oxford University breakthrough on global COVID-19 vaccine

The University of Oxford, in collaboration with AstraZeneca plc, today announces interim trial data from its Phase III trials that show its candidate vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-2019, is effective at preventing COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and offers a high level of protection.

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Online Immunisation Update Training - 20 January 2021

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Immunisation update training for General Practice Nurses and other registered healthcare practitioners who administer/advise about immunisations within the Thames Valley. A free online Immunisation update training for General Practice Nurses and other registered healthcare practitioners who administer/advise about immunisations in the Thames Valley.

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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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