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The new edition of Immunology News is now online.

This week (24 - 30 April 2021) marks World Immunisation Week. There has never been a more important time to recognise the huge role that vaccines play in keeping our communities safe. We have pooled a range of activities and resources related to immunisation and will be posting on social media throughout the week. Join with the official hashtag #ExploreVaccines!

Nominations are now open for the Ita Askonas Award established by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) and the European Journal of Immunology (EJI). This award recognises female group leaders in immunology who have run an independent laboratory for 4–8 years.

Immunology in the news

BSI response to MHRA and JCVI updates on AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

BSI response to first blood plasma donations for medicines starting today

Research funding

British Society for Immunology statement in response to cuts to the UK's science budget


BSI member, Professor Neil Mabbott discusses his experience answering questions from the public about how COVID-19 vaccines work in this case study for our new 'Vaccine engagement starts...' series.

BSI member, Dr Dammy Pinheiro discusses her experience engaging with ethnic minority communities and healthcare workers about COVID-19 vaccines in this case study for our new 'Vaccine engagement starts...' series.

BSI member, Professor Danny Altmann discusses his experience providing scientific evidence about COVID-19 vaccines to different audiences in this case study for our new 'Vaccine engagement starts...' series.


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Information for the public

We have a host of resources available to teach you more about immunology, your immune system, and to help you get involved in our public engagement activities.

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