The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Immunisation at LSHTM

The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Immunisation at LSHTM

PI: Anthony Scott (LSHTM) and Mary Ramsay (PHE)
Funding: National Institute for Health Research

This is one of 13 Health Protection Research Units (HPRU) funded by NIHR to foster collaboration between English Universities and Public Health England. The 5-year project aims to undertake research to extend the implementation and coverage of existing vaccine policy, to evaluate new vaccines or new schedules using epidemiological studies, infectious disease modeling and cost-effectiveness analyses, and to strengthen vaccine safety. There are three themes to the work, each of which has a lead investigator at each of the partner institutions: (1) Electronic health records for disease burden, vaccine effectiveness, safety & equity; (2) Systematic reviews, modelling and cost-effectiveness; (3) Policy, communications, implementation and vaccine acceptability. Current research focuses on the implementation of Zoster vaccine, Live attenuated influenza vaccine, Pertussis vaccine in pregnancy, HPV vaccine, Rotavirus vaccine and the acceptability of vaccines in the general population and in high risk groups.

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