Group B Streptococcus: attitudes of parents of babies affected by GBS to immunisation during pregnancy
The Oxford Vaccine Group is currently looking for parents who have previously had a child with Group B streptococcal (GBS) infection who would like to share their thoughts and opinions about vaccination during pregnancy. Please note this study does not involve any blood tests or vaccinations.
Immunising pregnant women can be a good way of protecting their babies against serious diseases. We know however, from previous research that people often have concerns about receiving vaccines during pregnancy. It is important that we find out more about these issues and what sort of information people want to receive to help make decisions about immunisation.
The Oxford Vaccine Group is particularly interested finding out what people think about GBS as this is the most common cause of serious infection in very young babies and there is ongoing research into developing a vaccine for this condition. The group is particularly seeking views of families directly affected by GBS. They will also be speaking with pregnant women and maternity healthcare professionals.
The Oxford Vaccine Group would like to invite parents of babies affected by GBS to a one-off interview during which the above issues will be discussed. This would last about an hour and would take place somewhere in Oxford or the surrounding area. More details about the study can be found in the information booklet (click here).
If you are interested in participating in the study, please read the Study Information Booklet (click here) and if you would like any further information regarding the study please contact the Oxford Vaccine Group direct on:
Tel: 01865 857420
Study reference: OVG-2013,06
Ethics reference: 13/SC/0619
This study is being run by the Oxford Vaccine Group in collaboration with the Health Experiences Research Group, both of which are part of the University of Oxford. The study is being sponsored by Oxford University and funded by Meningitis UK. We at GBSS are delighted to support this study.