Be a super-hero standing up to pertussis

Leicester Royal Infirmary are looking for volunteers to join a study into the whooping cough vaccination.

Germs are tiny organisms that cause disease, and whooping cough (also known as pertussis) is a serious infection that is easily passed to others.

Vaccines work by making your body fight germs by producing antibodies, this is called immunity. By getting a vaccine, your body can fight germs to protect you.

Although we have vaccines against whooping cough, they are not as effective as we would like in stopping infection and the spread of the germ to others.

Leicester Royal Infirmary are asking for volunteers to join this study to find out if a new nasal spray vaccine called BPZE1 can help prevent people from getting whooping cough (pertussis) or spreading it to others.

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