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COVID-19 vaccines: how effective are they in people with weakened immune systems?

Zoom Webinar


The British Society for Immunology is pleased to hold a free public webinar ‘COVID-19 vaccines: how effective are they in people with weakened immune systems?’ on Wednesday 15 September at 18:00-19:00 BST.

Approximately half a million people in the UK have immune systems that function sub-optimally, either due to a medical condition or due to medication they take. How well do vaccines work for these people in protecting them from catching COVID-19? Join our panel of experts to hear about the cutting-edge research to understand the immune response after COVID-19 vaccination in people who are immunosuppressed and how this can be managed. What can we do in future to protect this group of people from COVID-19? What is the patient perspective and how can lived experience be meaningfully involved in immunology research? There will also be a chance to ask the panel your questions about COVID-19 immunology and vaccines.

This webinar is for a public audience with opportunity for everyone to ask questions to our panel of speakers.


Sir Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome

Lynn Laidlaw, Patient and Public Involvement Contributor from UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium

Professor Paul Moss, University of Birmingham, Principal Investigator of UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium

Dr Michelle Willicombe, Imperial College London


Dr Doug Brown, British Society for Immunology


Registration is free for all for this webinar. Book your place here.


Please note that we will not be able to provide any personalised medical advice in response to questions.