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Are you interested in learning more about the Covid-19 vaccine?

In addition to many radio and TV appearances as the JCVI spokesperson to discuss the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, Professor Harnden has featured in several in-depth interviews and Q&As, which you can access below:

Anthony Harnden

MB ChB MSc FRCGP FRCPCH


Professor of Primary Care; Director of Graduate Studies

  • GP, Morland House Surgery
  • Deputy Chairman of Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation
  • GMC Council member
  • Fellow of St Hugh's College

Anthony Harnden is Professor of Primary Care, General Practitioner and Fellow of St Hugh's College. He has research interests in infections and paediatrics in primary care, specifically common childhood infections, vaccine preventable infections and the early diagnosis of rare but important childhood diseases.

Professor Harnden is Director of Graduate Studies for the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and responsible for the admission and progress of all DPhil students within the Department. He also supervises individual students within his areas of research interests. 

He has been the GP member of the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) since 2006 and Deputy Chairman since 2015. JCVI advises the UK government on vaccine policy, including the current Covid-19 vaccination programme.

He was appointed to the GMC Council as a board member in 2017. The GMC is responsible for the regulation of all UK doctors and UK medical schools. He is an editorial advisor for the British Medical Journal series ‘Easily Missed? He was the primary care lead for the Confidential Enquiry in Child Deaths in 2008 and chaired a group which developed a Child Health strategy for the Royal College of General Practitioners 2010-15.