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The British Society for Immunology is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £2,000 by The Hospital Saturday Fund. 

We have published a new 'Guide to Childhood Immunisations'. This comes as part of our campaign 'Herd Immunity for your Community'. 

Immunology in the news

The BSI response to the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2017 being awarded for a technique to allow the imaging of molecules. 

This is the BSI response to the publication of the 2016 - 17 immunisations statistics for England. 


The latest annual report on Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics for England, was published by NHS Digital on 20 September. Our immunisation programme is universally admired internationally and the UK remains at the forefront of vaccines discovery, development, manufacture and delivery. However, although overall immunisation coverage remains high in the recent report, average uptake has decreased for a fourth consecutive year and, on average, England is not hitting the 95% coverage target set by the World Health Organization (WHO) for any of the individual vaccines.

The 2017 British Society for Immunology Congress takes place in t Brighton on 4–7 December 2017. To whet your appetite, we’ve come up with six reasons why you should join us there.

Last year the Government announced its plans to develop an Industrial Strategy which would define leading sector areas that can increase productivity and drive growth across the country. The life sciences sector was identified as one of five sectors of key strategic importance to the national economy and will be the focus of a sector deal. To recognise the full capabilities of the sector, the Government commissioned the publication of a Life Science Industrial Strategy to recommend how to utilise existing strengths to boost economic growth while bringing increased benefit to patients. 

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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