Vaccines and the Immunosuppressed

Thursday, October 28, 2021


3:00 pm

BST /10:00 ET

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How are COVID vaccines working in the immunocompromised?

Over half a million people in the UK have a compromised or suppressed immune system, and rightly want to know more about how COVID vaccines are working for them. Our panel of experts will be discussing how vaccines are working in those with a compromised immune system, what alternatives may be considered, risk of COVID infection and how long antibodies are lasting, if at all.

About the speakers

Tim Spector, OBE

Professor of Epidemiology and lead investigator of the ZOE COVID Study

Prof. Tim Spector is a scientific co-founder at ZOE, lead scientist of the ZOE COVID Symptom Study, professor of genetic epidemiology and director of the TwinsUK Registry at King's College, London. Having published over 800 research articles, he is ranked in the top 1% of the world's most-cited scientists by Thomson-Reuters. He is also a prolific writer, with several popular science books including 'The Diet Myth' and 'Spoon-Fed'.

Ellie Barnes

Professor of Hepatology and Experimental Medicine

Professor Ellie Barnes is a Professor of Hepatology and Experimental Medicine at the University of Oxford. She leads an established research group with a focus on T cell immunology relevant to gut and liver disease, and seeks to translate laboratory and clinical findings through to human experimental medicine studies. Ellie is also a member of the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium.

Gavin Giovannoni

Professsor of neurology

Gavin Giovannoni is an academic neurologist based in the Blizard Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. His current research is focused on the Epstein Barr virus as a possible cause of multiple sclerosis, MS-related neurodegeneration, biomarker discovery & validation, and MS clinical outcomes. Gavin is also an avid reader, blogger, runner, gardener, husband, father, dog-owner, cook and wine & food lover. Gavin has a vision of the future where patients and healthcare professionals will meet in a hybrid world that is transformed by technology (see MS-connect).

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