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New Research Study

In News by John Geddes

Would you like to help with a research study to better understand why some people with inflammatory conditions affecting the joints or the gut, and treated with immune suppressing medications get vaccinated, while others do not?

Vaccines against flu, pneumonia and Covid-19 are recommended for people with inflammatory conditions treated with immune-suppressing medicines. However, many such people do not get vaccinated. Researchers in the University of Nottingham are undertaking a study that will tell us why some people with these conditions get vaccinated while others do not.

They would like to invite you to take part in a research interview to explore your understanding of these infections, your understanding and views on vaccinations, and the reasons for choosing to be vaccinated or not. They would like to invite you to take part regardless of whether you have had all, some, or none of the vaccines against pneumonia, seasonal flu and Covid-19.

An information sheet outlining the study details can be found here.

Please take the time to read the information sheet before deciding whether to take part.

If you are interested in taking part, please complete this online reply slip. The reply slip asks for details about you, your medical condition(s), and vaccination(s). It should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. The research team will use the answers to these questions to choose a wide range of people to talk to in the interviews.