Vaccination research news

The last few weeks have provided encouraging news regarding the development of coronavirus vaccines around the world. So it seems certain that immunisation is going to be one of the key topics of 2021.

In this context, M·E·L Research is delighted to have been appointed to undertake qualitative research in the North West of England to explore reasons for comparatively low uptake of the children’s flu vaccine among parts of the Muslim population. England is already world leader in childhood vaccinations, with one of the most comprehensive programmes. We are excited about making a contribution to sustaining this position and supporting ongoing work to tackle health inequalities.

This exciting project follows on from recent news that M·E·L Research has been appointed to Public Health England's research and evaluation suppliers framework. This is a reflection of our extensive track record of research into physical health and mental wellbeing. The work of our growing health research team supports strategic needs assessments, informs future commissioning and helps design and target innovative preventive interventions with the ambition to help public health teams locally and nationally improve health outcomes for communities.

If you would like any further information about our public health research capabilities, please contact Research Director Steve Handley: