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World Immunisation Week 2021

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!

Instagram Live: pregnancy, fertility, COVID-19 & vaccines

Do you have questions about vaccines for COVID-19 in pregnancy? Would you like an expert scientist to address concerns about COVID-19 vaccines and fertility? 

Join us for special live Q&A with immunologists Dr Jenna Macciochi and Dr Viki Male. Viki is a BSI member and a reproductive immunology scientist at Imperial College London who has been looking at the data on COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and Jenna specialises in understanding how nutrition and lifestyle interact with the immune system in health and disease. 

World Primary Immunodeficiency Week Virtual Issue

22–29 April 2021 is World Primary Immunodeficiency Week. Primary immunodeficiencies (PIs or PIDs) are caused by hereditary gene mutations that result in the disruption of normal immune function. There are over 380 different chronic PID disorders, ranging widely in severity. Severe combined immune deficiencies (SCIDs), which are characterised by the disturbed development of T and B cells, are the most severe form of PID. Although rare, the condition can be life-threatening.

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