Local student discusses the potential impact of a coeliac vaccine

Coeliac is an autoimmune disease which is estimated to affect 1.4 percent of the world population and causes the day-to-day diet of sufferers to be limited and time-consuming.

Nexvax2, the vaccine which could change the lives of coeliacs, is designed to restore the ability of the immune system to tolerate gluten.

Hannah eating gluten free cake!
Credit: Amelia Pearson

Hannah Jakes is a 20-year-old university student whose life would be changed by this vaccine.