Oxford launch ground-breaking research into vaccinating teenagers

Image Description: generic spikey virus (red with green spikes) on grey-blue background Oxford University has launched research into the effect of various second vaccine doses on 12 to 16 year olds. The Chief Investigator, Professor Matthew Snape, said it “will provide vital information on the range of options for immunising teenagers against COVID-19 in the […]

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COVID-19 vaccine equity: a global failure?

Image description: a Hawaiian newspaper with the headline “Mass vaccinations begin” As vaccination proceeds apace in the UK and amongst high-income countries around the world, there are growing concerns over vaccine inequity in a global context. Countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas have begun vaccination campaigns, delivering more than 175 million doses since December […]

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‘Prevention is better than cure’ – Oxford leads in vaccine research

Like wars and famine, infectious diseases are an eternal challenge to human progress and development. They remain among the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and their links with climate change are making the scenario worse. The ongoing problems of Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV and recent outbreaks of the […]

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