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 3-10 July 2017
- During 5 course days (3-7 July), lectures are organised on different vaccinology-related topics (see Programme 2016)
- On Monday 10th of July, there will be a final examination and a presentation of group works
More practical information will be available in due time.