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Immunology in the news

British Society for Immunology statement in response to a recommendation from the UK's chief medical officers that healthy children aged 12 to 15 should be offered one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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The British Society for Immunology statement in response to the Government's decision to offer a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to priority groups this autumn and winter.

BSI response to first published findings from the OCTAVE trial on immune responses generated by COVID vaccines in people with impaired immune systems

Bowel Research UK has joined Connect Immune Research, an initiative designed to bring about a critical change in the way autoimmune conditions are researched. The BSI is a supporting partner of this initiative, along members JDRF, the MS Society, Versus Arthritis, Alopecia UK, the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance and Coeliac UK.

Coeliac UK has joined Connect Immune Research, an initiative designed to bring about a critical change in the way autoimmune conditions are researched. The BSI is a supporting partner of this initiative, along members JDRF, the MS Society, Versus Arthritis, Alopecia UK and the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance.

BSI response to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM report on the state of diversity and inclusion in STEM workforce.

White mouse in hands of a researcher wearing gloves

The Home Office has published its annual statistics on the number of animals used in UK research for 2020.

Read our response to the report from Academy of Medical Sciences on winter planning for 2021/22. 

The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance has joined Connect Immune Research, an initiative designed to bring about a critical change in the way autoimmune conditions are researched. The BSI is a supporting partner of this initiative, along members JDRF, the MS Society, Versus Arthritis and Alopecia UK.

BSI response to study on AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine and rare autoimmune bleeding disorder known as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).

A new study has found that many patients with COVID-19 produce immune responses against their body’s own tissues or organs. The paper was published in Clinical & Experimental Immunology.

BSI response to approval of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine by the MHRA for use in the UK.

British Society for Immunology response to new repot from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Vaccinations For All looking into the factors that improve or hinder vaccine uptake.

BSI response to first blood plasma donations for medicines starting today

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