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

The British Society for Immunology was pleased to hold this free public webinar ‘COVID-19 vaccines: how effective are they in people with weakened immune systems?

About this webinar: 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? Our panel of experts discussed the cutting-edge research to understand the immune response after COVID-19 vaccination in people who are immunosuppressed and how this can be managed in future. The patient perspective was also shared and the panel explored how lived experience can be meaningfully involved in immunology research. 

Participants:

Sir Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome Trust

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

Chair:

Dr Doug Brown, British Society for Immunology

Please note, information in the webinar was correct as of 15 September 2021 when the webinar took place.