14 April 2021
Researchers running the Com-Cov study, launched in February to investigate alternating doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and the Pfizer vaccine, have today announced that the programme will be extended to include the Moderna and Novavax vaccines in a new study.
7 April 2021
Today, the medical regulators in the UK and Europe have announced their conclusions from their reviews of very rare cases of unusual blood clots in people who have received the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Both the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the EU's European Medicines Agency have concluded that whilst there was a possible link from these very rare blood clots to the vaccine, the benefits of vaccination continue to outweigh the risks in all age groups, and have requested the product information is updated to mitigate further risks.
25 March 2021
Our partners AstraZeneca have today announced the high-level results from the primary analysis of their Phase III trial of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 coronavirus vaccine in the US. They confirm that the vaccine efficacy is consistent with the interim analysis results announced on Monday 22 March 2021.
24 March 2021
The VALIDATE Network, a community of over 400 researchers based in more than 200 research institutions in 63 countries, will today launch the “BCG100 Programme” marking the centenary of the Bacille Calmette-Guérin Vaccine for tuberculosis. BCG100 officially launches with the ‘BCG Then and Now’ online lecture by Professor Helen McShane, VALIDATE Network Director and Jenner Investigator and Professor Paul Fine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Taking place at 6pm GMT, 24 March 2021, the talk will cover the initial development of the vaccine, moving through to the modern-day challenges in the fight against TB and the future challenges researchers face in replacing the enduring BCG vaccine.
Monday, 17 May 2021, 1pm to 2pm
Monday, 14 June 2021, 2pm to 3pm
Monday, 05 July 2021, 2pm to 3pm
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UPDATE ON COVID-19 VACCINE Trial
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Ogbe A. et al, (2021), Nature communications, 12
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