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

COVID-19

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

COVID-19

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.

USA, Chile and Peru interim trial data show Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and highly effective

COVID-19

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

COVID-19: how to tackle vaccine hesitancy among BAME groups

COVID-19 Public Engagement

Samantha Vanderslott, Andrew Pollard and Seilesh Kadambari discuss vaccine uptake among Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in an article for The Conversation.

Professor Matthew Snape named NIHR Senior Investigator

Awards & Appointments

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

COVID-19

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.

Oxford University extends COVID-19 vaccine study to children

COVID-19 Research

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.

World Health Organization experts provide guidance on use of the Oxford vaccine

COVID-19 Research

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.

Oxford vaccine effective against major B.1.1.7 ‘Kent’ coronavirus strain circulating in the UK

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.

Oxford leads first trial investigating dosing with alternating vaccines

COVID-19 Research

The Oxford Vaccine Group is to lead the first trial to explore alternating different COVID-19 vaccines, to explore the potential for flexibility in delivery and look for clues as to how to increase the breadth of protection against new virus strains.

Oxford University vaccine developer joins day of vaccinations at the Kassam Stadium

COVID-19

Today, Andrew Pollard, Professor of Pediatric Infection and Immunity at the University of Oxford, and chief investigator of the trials of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 coronavirus vaccine, volunteered his time to help deliver live-saving Covid vaccinations at the newly opened NHS Vaccine Centre at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford.

Oxford vaccine researchers talk research and home-schooling on ITV's This Morning

COVID-19 Public Engagement

Professor Katie Ewer (The Jenner Institute) and Dr Maheshi Ramasamy (Oxford Vaccine Group) appeared on ITV's This Morning on Wednesday 6 January to talk about their work developing the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 coronavirus vaccine, all while juggling the demands of young families and home-schooling.

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.

Oxford vaccine stimulates broad antibody and T cell functions

COVID-19 Publication Research

Researchers from the University of Oxford have published further data from the Phase I/II clinical trials of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 coronavirus vaccine, evidencing the decision to move to a two-dose regimen in ongoing phase III trials, and how ChAdOx1 nCov-19 induces broad antibody and T cell functions.

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

COVID-19

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%.

Philharmonic Orchestra film special tribute concert for the Oxford vaccine team

Awards & Appointments COVID-19

A special concert to say thank you and pay tribute to the achievements of the Oxford vaccine team has been recorded at the Sheldonian Theatre for a film screening in time for Christmas

Oxford vaccine team shortlisted for parliamentary awards

Awards & Appointments COVID-19

The University of Oxford team who have developed a COVID-19 vaccine in record time have been shortlisted for the Excellence in Healthcare Award at the NHS Parliamentary Awards.

Oxford University breakthrough on global COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Publication

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.

Award for OVG's learning games

Awards & Appointments Public Engagement

Learning games explaining the links between typhoid, sewage systems and food hygiene have won the gold prize at the Learning Technologies Awards 2020.

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