Press Updates

Press Updates

Researchers at Oxford University are working with great care, and due haste, in developing a new vaccine for coronavirus. If proven effective, a safe coronavirus vaccine could provide an exit strategy for the pandemic and save lives. While we understand the interest, we ask that the media do not continue to contact researchers while this critical work is underway so that they can focus on these efforts.


Blog:            Oxford COVID-19 children's vaccine study: FAQs  (Sat 13th Feb)


Announcement:   UK regulatory emergency use authorisation of coronavirus vaccine  (Wed 30th Dec)


Blog:          Explained: Interim safety and efficacy of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine  (Tues 8th Dec)


Press release: Oxford University breakthrough on global COVID-19 vaccine  (Mon 23rd Nov)


Blog:         Explained - Safety and immunogenicity of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine: Phase II   (Thurs 19th Nov)


Update:      Oxford Covid-19 trial vaccinations resume in South Africa    (Thurs 17 Sept)


Update:      Brazilian trial of Oxford vaccine resumes    (Mon 14th Sept)


Update:      University of Oxford resumes vaccine trial     (Sat 12th Sept)


Update:      Data under review for Phase II/III study     (Wed 9th Sept)


Blog:      Explained - Safety and Immunogenicity of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 Vaccine     (Mon 20th July)


Announcement:  New Study Reveals Coronavirus Vaccine Produces Strong Immune Response    (Mon 20th July)


Announcement:      Trial of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine starts in Brazil   (Sat 27th June)


Announcement:      Trial of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine starts in South Africa   (Tues 23rd June)


Announcement:   Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency approves trial of Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine    (Wed 3rd June)


Q&A:     UN Talk – Prof. Sarah Gilbert   (Tues 2nd June)


Blog:    The Phase II/III Trial Explained  (Fri 22nd May)


Announcement:   Landmark partnership announced for development of COVID-19 vaccine  (Thurs 30th April 2020)


Update:      News about trial progress  (Sun 26th April 2020)


Statement:    Future Deliberations - Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)    (Fri 24th April 2020)


Blog:   The Phase I Clinical Trial Explained.  (Thurs 23rd April 2020)


Briefing:   Statement following the UK Government announcement.    (Tues 21st April 2020)


Q&A:   An interview with Prof. Sarah Gilbert  (Sun 19th April 2020)


Blog:   How long will it take to get the Oxford vaccine to deployment?  (Thurs 2nd April 2020)


Press Release:   Oxford COVID-19 vaccine programme opens for clinical trial recruitment  (Friday 27th March 2020)


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