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Researchers at the University of Nottingham are undertaking a study about vaccination perceptions in inflammatory conditions

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Research Study: Barriers and facilitators of flu, pneumonia and SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in adults with inflammatory conditions treated with immune-suppressing drugs

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 teamwill use the answers to these questions to choose a wide range of people to talk to in the interviews.  

They will be in touch with you by telephone if you are selected to take part. They will let you know by writing to you if they have recruited enough people and do not require you to take part in an interview. 

Even if you are not invited to participate in the interview study, the information you provide in the reply slip will be analysed by the research team alongside the information provided by others that return a reply slip. This will be used to describe the characteristics of the entire study population in the study report. No personal details that identify you will be published.

Participation is entirely voluntary and, whatever your decision about this research, your medical care will not be affected in any way.   

If you have any questions about the research, please contact a member of the research team by phone on 0115 823 1756.

Thank you for taking the time to read the information about this study.