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Briefings and reports
Here you can find relevant briefings, reports and other resources prepared by a range of UK organisations about vaccines for COVID-19 and their role in protecting global populations.
A report exploring the impact of patient and public involvement (PPI) in COVID-19 research drawing on examples from National Core Studies Immunity. Produced by the British Society for Immunology.
Report from the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) examining different countries' approaches to encouraging vaccination uptake, and how to strengthen international preparedness for future pandemics.
A position paper from The Academy of Medical Sciences on what is needed to prepare for COVID-19 and wider health challenges as we proceed into winter.
Read about the British Society for Immunology's community engagement project in partnership with the London Borough of Bexley to increase public understanding of the importance of COVID-19 vaccination.
Westminster Hall debate on 9 September 2021 led by DUP Westminster Health Spokesperson, Jim Shannon MP (DUP, Strangford), on the role that immunology research has played in the COVID-19 pandemic (includes link to watch the debate).
Report from 15 July 2021 published by the Academy of Medical Sciences to outline prevention and mitigation measures for COVID-19, including around vaccines and boosters.
Report from the BSI's Immunology & COVID-19 Taskforce from 3 February 2021, setting out key recommendations for future research.
POSTnote from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology on 29 September 2021, presenting policy approaches to stimulate vaccine research and development in the UK.
Statement made on 19 January 2021 by the British Society for Immunology COVID-19 and Immunology Taskforce, about COVID-19 vaccines for patients who are immunocompromised or immunosuppressed
Report published by The Royal Society's DELVE (Data Evaluation and Learning for Viral Epidemics) initiative on 1 October 2020.