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Launch of a study looking at COVID-19 heterologous prime-boost vaccination

Today is the launch of a study run by the National Immunisation Schedule Evaluation Consortium (NISEC) and backed by the UK Government’s Vaccines Taskforce, which will evaluate the feasibility of using a different vaccine for the initial ‘prime’ vaccination to the follow-up ‘booster’ vaccination.


Speakers included:

Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation at Public Health England

Prof Matthew Snape, Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Vaccinology, Oxford Vaccine Group, Chief Investigator on the trial

Dr Maheshi Ramasamy, Consultant Physician and Senior Clinical Researcher, Oxford Vaccine Group

Dr Andrew Ustianowski, Joint National Specialty Lead for Infection at NIHR Clinical Research Network


This Briefing was accompanied by an SMC Roundup of Comments.

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