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Immunology in the news

British Society for Immunology response to University of Oxford's announcement that their COVID-19 vaccine programme has opened for clinical trial recruitment.

British Society for Immunology response to six new research projects that the UK government is funding to develop active interventions against the novel coronavirus

British Society for Immunology response to government announcement on new measures to limit spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus

BSI open letter to UK Government on SARS-CoV-2 outbreak response

Our responses to news stories around herd immunity and SARS-CoV-2 virus

Researchers from The Pirbright Institute have been awarded $5.5 million by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a Livestock Antibody Hub, with the aim of improving animal health and driving forward the 'One Health' agenda. 

Research funding

Today, the Government has published the Adrian Smith – Graeme Reid Review into future frameworks for international collaboration on research and innovation. In response, the British Society for Immunology has released the following statement. 

NHS Digital has released the annual report on NHS Immunisation Statistics, England, 2018–19 today. In response, the British Society for Immunology has released the following statement.

Our response to the Prime Minister's announcement to increase the childhood vaccination rate. 

The tragic death of Cambridge University student Alana Cutland is now reportedly being investigated as to whether the yellow fever vaccine was a factor involved in the incident.


The Home Office has published its annual statistics on the numbers of animals used in research in the UK in 2018.

Our response to the World Health Organization announcing a Public Health Emergency of International Concern regarding the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Measles virus. 3D illustration showing structure of measles virus with surface glycoprotein spikes heamagglutinin-neuraminidase and fusion protein

Our response to World Health Organization report on the ongoing measles outbreak in Europe in 2019.

Our response to Public Health England's announcement of the launch of the universal Human Papilloma Virus vaccine programme.

Our response to a global survey from the Wellcome Trust into public attitudes towards science and health, including vaccination.



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