The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2017 - University of Reading

BATW: Influenza and vaccination - T85

Friday 6th January 2017

11:30 - 12:15


  1. Professor Wendy Barclay - Imperial College, London

The influenza virus is highly changeable. Consequently, the human form re-emerges every year in a new guise, hindering attempts at vaccination and treatment, and mutated animal forms can infect humans, causing devastating pandemics. Although vaccines and antiviral drugs are available, the challenge today lies in using them appropriately.