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Information about vaccines for COVID-19
Here you can find resources created by a range of organisations to provide information about vaccines for COVID-19 in clear and simple language.
The British Heart Foundation has produced a detailed webpage with information about COVID-19 vaccinations and myocarditis.
An announcement made by the UK Government on 25 January 2023 about plans for the COVID-19 vaccine programme in the coming year.
A position statement from the British Society for Immunology on the safety and effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, in light of misinformation circulating on social media and in the media.
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.
An infographic explaining how our immunity to COVID-19 is shaped by infection and vaccination, in a process known as immune imprinting. This resource draws on a study by Imperial College London, and was created by the National Core Studies Immunity Programme, which funded the study.
Webinar hosted by Leukaemia Care featuring Prof Alex Richter from the University of Birmingham, looking at the latest situation for people living with blood cancer (26 September 2022).
The National Core Studies Immunity (NCSi) Programme and the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC) teamed up with the British Society for Immunology to present this free public webinar on Tuesday 27 September.
Short animated video from the University of Glasgow (and funded by the British Society for Immunology) addressing questions frequently asked by pregnant women about the COVID-19 vaccines.
An animated series on how immune memories form and how vaccines take advantage of this. Created by the British Society for Immunology with the Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh.
A graphic explaining what a variant is, how it can evade immunity and why booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at enhancing the immune response. Created by the British Society for Immunology.
Infographic explaining the latest evidence that COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy are safe and effective. Created by the British Society for Immunology.
A list of answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine boosters and 3rd primary doses. This is a live document that will be updated over time.
This free, easy-to-read guide, created by the British Society for Immunology (BSI), explains some of the key facts and answers common questions on COVID-19 vaccines.
Created by the British Society for Immunology - an infographic and video explaining how vaccines generate long-term immunity and how an effective COVID-19 vaccine might work.
This infographic explains the immune response after COVID-19 vaccination and how it protects you from infection. Created by the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium in partnership with the British Society for Immunology.
A series of videos putting questions from the public about COVID-19 vaccines to expert immunologists. Created by the British Society for Immunology.
Educational resources on immunity, COVID-19 and vaccines translated into different languages, including Arabic, Greek, Irish, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Spanish, Welsh and Yiddish. Created by the British Society for Immunology.
A collection of quick and simple resources on how Covid-19 vaccines work, how we know they're safe, and how they can be distributed to everyone around the world. Created by Wellcome.
A set of infographics about how different types of vaccines for COVID-19 work, including the Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech mRNA vaccines and the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca viral vector vaccine. Created by the British Society for Immunology.
Video addressing questions and concerns that younger adults may have about COVID-19 vaccines. Created by the British Society for Immunology in collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology.
Videos about COVID-19 vaccines and fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding and the menstrual cycle. Created by the British Society for Immunology.
On Tuesday 29 June 2021, scientists from the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium presented their research on how the immune system can protect us from COVID-19 after natural infection and vaccination.
A series of infographics from Understanding Animal Research about how animals have been used in the development of COVID-19 vaccines.
A site from UK Research and Innovation that lays out the evidence and facts about the virus, the disease, the epidemic, and its control.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is responsible for planning, preventing and responding to external health threats, and providing intellectual, scientific and operational leadership at national and local level, as well as on the global stage.
Information from the NHS about the COVID-19 vaccine and how to get vaccinated.