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Highlights from the NIHR HPRU in Immunisation
12 March, 2020
Six years of a national immunisation research partnership: highlights from the NIHR HPRU in Immunisation
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Immunisation, established in 2014, is a research partnership between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Public Health England. From modelling the role of vaccines in preventing antimicrobial resistance to understanding factors affecting vaccination access amongst underserved communities, the HPRU in Immunisation has conducted wide-ranging research to support the national immunisation programme policy and delivery.
To celebrate our partnership over the last six years and share the outcomes of our work, we hosted an Open Science event for members of the public and researchers alike on Thursday 12 March 2020.
The event started with research highlights from the last six years of the HPRU, covering:
- Theme 1: Electronic Health Record Research
- Theme 2: Modelling, Economics, Evidence-synthesis
- Theme 3: Vaccine Delivery and Confidence
- Public and Patient Involvement and Engagement
These highlights were followed by a timely lecture by Professor Mark Jit on "What are LSHTM scientists doing to help us understand and prepare for COVID-19?” with an opportunity for questions afterward.