Non-COVID research statement
The Oxford Vaccine Group will be continuing with some of our non-COVID research, particularly our paediatric studies, during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because as part of these studies we give babies their routine primary immunisations on behalf of their GPs. This reduces the administrative burden on the NHS, allowing them to free up capacity and prioritise their workload to be focused on doing what is necessary to manage the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The participants also benefit from having the vaccines in the safety of their homes or a convenient location.
Vaccines are a key component of global health policy and are essential in the defence of the health of young children. Our research focuses on the development and evaluation of new and improved vaccines.
Events and Training
We are committed to providing high quality education and training, together with research updates for medical professionals and all those involved in the area of vaccines and paediatric and adult infectious diseases.
There are a number of ways in which you can get involved in our research, inform our research and find out more about our work. To find out more about any of these options, follow the link below.
Efficacy of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222) vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern 202012/01 (B.1.1.7): an exploratory analysis of a randomised controlled trial.
Emary KRW. et al, (2021), Lancet, 397, 1351 - 1362
T cell assays differentiate clinical and subclinical SARS-CoV-2 infections from cross-reactive antiviral responses.
Ogbe A. et al, (2021), Nat Commun, 12
How can community engagement in health research be strengthened for infectious disease outbreaks in Sub-Saharan Africa? A scoping review of the literature.
Vanderslott S. et al, (2021), BMC Public Health, 21
Identification of novel locus associated with coronary artery aneurysms and validation of loci for susceptibility to Kawasaki disease.
Hoggart C. et al, (2021), Eur J Hum Genet
RNA2HLA: HLA-based quality control of RNA-seq datasets
Chelysheva I. et al, (2021), Briefings in Bioinformatics
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 9.30am 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.
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.
Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 9.30am to 12.30pm
A free immunisation update training for General Practice Nurses and other registered healthcare practitioners who administer/advise about immunisations within the BOB and Frimley ICS. **This is an online training and will be delivered using Microsoft Teams.**