Antwerp, Belgium

Summer School on Vaccinology

when 1 July 2019 - 8 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 600

Vaccines are one of the most effective health interventions ever developed. Immunization is a safe and effective way to protect people against several diseases. The risks of these diseases are far greater than the risk of immunization. Immunization coverage remains a matter of concern as long as people are not protected against sometimes fatal complications of infectious diseases.

Good vaccination programmes and well-trained health professionals make a difference! However, vaccinology is a poorly addressed issue during training of future health care workers, leaving many without the necessary skills and knowledge on communication about vaccines and how to administer them. Because immunization is a responsibility of all health care workers, our program is of interest to all medical, nursing or midwifery students and postgraduates.

The summer school will take place from 1-8 July 2019
During 5 course days (1-5 July), lectures are organised on different vaccinology-related topics (see Programme 2019)
On Monday 8th of July, there will be a final examination and a presentation of group works

Course leader

Jade Pattyn
Ine Wouters
University of Antwerp

Target group

Undergraduate and postgraduate Students in (para-)medical sciences.

Course aim

The Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination (CEV) of the University of Antwerp and EMSA Antwerp (European Medical Students Association of Antwerp) organise an unforgettable Summer School to boost your knowledge and skills on vaccination, immunology and vaccine safety issues

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the programme.

Fee info

EUR 600: Reduced price for undergraduate students and ESPID members
EUR 1000: Reduced price for postgraduate students
€1300 for non-students


Scholarships are available for bachelor and master students from WHO-Euro countries.