25 October 2023
A pioneering study into human immunity is being launched today by Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford. The study, called LEGACY03, is being funded by the Medical Research Council part of UK Research and Innovation. By investigating how lymph nodes work, and how they make responses to vaccines in younger and older people, it has the potential to improve vaccine design for different age groups significantly.
20 September 2023
The University of Oxford’s commitment to tackling major global health challenges has been strengthened following the endowment of a chair in global health and clinical development. The new permanent post was made possible by a £5 million donation from Brazilian healthcare organisation SAIL for Health.
18 September 2023
Researchers at the University of Oxford's Pandemic Sciences Institute have launched a new clinical trial to find a vaccine to protect people against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
13 September 2023
A University of Oxford study has administered a new vaccine against tick-borne virus Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) to human volunteers for the first time. The clinical trial of the ChAdOx2 CCHF vaccine aims to confirm its safety and understand how individuals develop immunity following vaccination.
30 August 2023
The University of Oxford and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) have entered into a strategic partnership to accelerate the development of safe, effective and globally accessible vaccines to counter the threat of future pandemics.
28 April 2023
Oxford Vaccine Group and Pandemic Sciences Institute’s Professor Pollard speaks to the people who shaped the COVID-19 pandemic in his new podcast, The Oxford Colloquy.
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
Ever wondered what happens inside your cells when you are infected with a virus? Or wondered how the new COVID-19 vaccines work? The answer to both of these questions can be found in how our cells receive instructions to make proteins. Actually, our cells are a bit like factories...
19 March 2021
Samantha Vanderslott, Andrew Pollard and Seilesh Kadambari discuss vaccine uptake among Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in an article for The Conversation.
7 January 2021
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.
Alice in Typhoidland: Join Lewis Carroll’s Alice on a journey through the story of typhoid, from Victorian sewer systems to cutting-edge scientific research
20 January 2020
A new exhibition tells the story of Oxford’s role in the fight against typhoid, from pioneering efforts to eliminate typhoid in the era of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland to game-changing present-day vaccine trials.
28 October 2019
Following the publication of figures showing UK childhood vaccination rates have fallen for the fifth year in a row, researchers from OVG and the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease discuss possible responses.
20 May 2019
Sign up to take part in our clinical trials, talk to the research staff, or simply enjoy a Microbe Mugshot Match or a Game of Crohn's (Disease).
23 April 2019
Drs Samantha Vanderslott and Claas Kirchhelle introduce their typhoid history research and 'Alice in Typhoidland' public engagement project. This work delves into the history of typhoid in Oxford and highlights why typhoid is still a major global health problem needing both water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions alongside vaccines.
10 July 2018
The National Health Service named Oxford Vaccine Group’s Meningitis B vaccination programme one of the 70 most transformative discoveries over the past 70 years.