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Ebola vaccine approved as second jab trialled

It’s very exciting to see that the Ad26.ZEBOV/MVA-BN-Filo Ebola vaccine schedule is being used in a large-scale study in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is an important step towards having multiple vaccine strategies available to fight this dreadful illness, as is the recent application for marketing authorisation of this schedule by the European Medicines Agency.

Typhoid: A ghost of the past that never really went away

For most people living in the United States and Europe, typhoid is a distant memory, a ghost of a disease from another time. But typhoid never disappeared. For many people living in low- and middle-income countries, typhoid is endemic and an all too common risk faced predominately by children.

Decades neglecting an ancient disease has triggered a health emergency around the world

OVG researcher gives both modern and historical perspectives on typhoid outbreaks in her latest article for The Conversation.

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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.

Upcoming events

Introduction to Immunisations

Monday, 02 December 2019 to Tuesday, 03 December 2019, 9am - 4pm

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. Funding for this event is from NHS England through Health Education England.

Introduction to Immunisations

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

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. Funding for this event is from NHS England through Health Education England.

OVG Immunisation Seminar

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

The annual Immunisation Seminar will be held at the Kassam Stadium Conference Centre, Oxford. It provides the ideal opportunity for practitioners to update their current immunisation knowledge and to hear the latest news on the topic of vaccination.