Professor Saul Faust, consultant paediatrician at University Hospital Southampton, has been recognised for his research into vaccines which helped determine how safe and effective they were before being rolled out.
He was presented the accolade by the Prince of Wales last week after it was announced last year in the Queen’s Jubilee Honour’s List.
Southampton researchers and medics led and supported multiple studies throughout the pandemic to determine the safety and effectiveness of vaccines for use in adults and children across the world.
One of the biggest, COV-BOOST, looked at the safety, immune responses and side-effects of seven vaccines when used as a third booster jab and made international headlines.
The research led by Prof Faust, who holds a joint role as a professor of paediatric immunology and infectious diseases at the University of Southampton, was recognised by the World Health Organisation for its significance.
Southampton delivered the highest number of COVID-19 studies across all acute NHS trusts.
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