11 June 2021
Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, and Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity, becomes a Knight Bachelor for services to Public Health, particularly during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre initiates first disease priority area: Friedreich’s Ataxia
27 May 2021
The Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre is redoubling efforts to develop a therapeutics programme for Friedreich’s Ataxia.
COVID-19 vaccine messaging that focuses on personal benefits is most effective with those who are hesitant
14 May 2021
For the one in ten who say they won’t take a COVID-19 vaccine, messaging that focuses on personal rather than collective benefits is more effective.
13 May 2021
Research, from Com-COV study comparing mixed dosing schedules of Pfizer / Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines, shows increase in the frequency of mild-moderate symptoms in those receiving either mixed dosing schedule. Adverse reactions were short-lived, with no other safety concerns. Impact of mixed schedules on immunogenicity unknown as yet, with data to follow from this study.
6 May 2021
Andrew Pollard writes about vaccine equity in his article for The Conversation.
20 April 2021
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has now been active for a year, not much is known about what happens when people who have already had COVID-19 are infected for a second time.
14 April 2021
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.
7 April 2021
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.
31 March 2021
The new easy-to-produce test detects coronavirus spike-protein binding antibodies in people who have tested positive for COVID-19.
25 March 2021
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.
22 March 2021
- Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine 79% effective against symptomatic COVID-19 overall - Vaccine 100% effective against severe or critical symptomatic COVID-19 - No safety concerns reported
18 March 2021
Associate Professor Andi Roy leads one of the five research teams across the UK that have been awarded the 2021 Cancer Research UK-Children with Cancer UK Innovation Award. The awards, which provide a total of £4.3 million in scientific funding, will allow leading researchers in the field to delve into the biology of children’s and young people’s cancers, with the hope of finding new ways to prevent and treat these complex cancers.
8 March 2021
In these short interviews, Anna Kordala and Jane Millar talk about the research they do at the Department of Paediatrics.
4 March 2021
Four academics supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre have been awarded a prestigious national award, among them Matthew Snape from the Oxford Vaccine Group.
Coronavirus vaccination linked to substantial reduction in hospitalisation, real-world data suggests
24 February 2021
The first study to describe the effects in real-world communities of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine has been reported in a pre-print publication today, showing a clear reduction in the risk of hospitalisation from COVID-19 amongst those who have received the vaccine.
13 February 2021
The University of Oxford, together with three partner sites in London, Southampton and Bristol, is to launch the first study to assess the safety and immune responses in children and young adults of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 coronavirus vaccine.
11 February 2021
WHO SAGE says Oxford's coronavirus vaccine is safe and likely to be efficacious in older adults, and recommends its use in this age group.
5 February 2021
A preprint of ongoing work to assess effectiveness of Oxford’s ChAdOx1 coronavirus vaccine shows that the existing vaccine has similar efficacy against the B.1.1.7 ‘Kent’ coronavirus strain currently circulating in the UK to previously circulating variants.