4 October 2017
A new technique allowing drugs or vaccines to be encapsulated within tiny biodegradable particles could see an end booster jabs
3 October 2017
The Oxford Safer Pregnancy Alliance [OSPREA] and the Oxford Vaccine Group [OVG] have recently undertaken a successful recruitment drive for a study of maternal immunisation to prevent infant Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] infection.
2 October 2017
Hannah Robinson and Sarah Loving from the Department of Paediatrics were recognised in the annual awards hosted by the Thames Valley Clinical Research Network
29 September 2017
Byline: Andrew Pollard and Katherine Theiss-Nyland, Oxford Vaccine Group, Oxford University
29 August 2017
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is one of the most common reasons for young infants to be admitted to hospital, and globally is second only to malaria as a cause of death in infants between 1 and 12 months of age. In the UK it mostly occurs from October to February, causing a wave of infections that stretch the capacity of children’s wards to their limits.
30 March 2017
The Oxford Vaccine Group, part of University of Oxford, gave 99 volunteers a drink laced with live Salmonella Typhi bacteria a month after vaccinating them. Between 40% and 50% of the volunteers for the trial were students, Healthcare professionals were allowed to take part if they were not in patient-facing jobs or if they were willing to take around 3-4 weeks off work to be infected
12 November 2016
Today is World Pneumonia Day!
12 November 2016
Typhoid fever kills almost a quarter of a million people annually and infects about 21 million.
2 October 2016
Honorary member of OVG, Mary Warrell talks about Rabies in this new podcast from the Medical Sciences Division
30 July 2016
Since July 2016 the Vaccine Knowledge Project has been a member of the World Health Organization's Vaccine Safety Net
1 July 2016
The 12 winners of the inaugural University of Oxford's Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement with Research were announced on Friday 1 July by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, in a ceremony at Merton College.
28 June 2016
47 world leading UK researchers, including the Department of Paediatrics' Georg Hollander and Andrew Pollard have been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
25 April 2016
During World Immunization Week 2016, held 24-30 April, WHO highlights recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlines further steps countries can take to “Close the Immunization Gap” and meet global vaccination targets by 2020.
7 September 2015
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