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Vaccine Committee (VAC)

What is the VAC?

Suggested activities of Vaccine Committee (VAC) are the following:

• Research Topic: Demographic changes in the population (aging society, obesity, chronic diseases etc) demand risk group targeted vaccine approaches: how shall we vaccinate risk groups? Immunological differences between prophylactic and  therapeutic vaccines- induction –reactivation of memory?

•Vaccine design for risk group vaccination – use of “vaccinomics” for development of more effective vaccines

•Research Position papers to difficult questions or controversially discussed topics (e.g. adjuvants and side effects; myths and reality etc)

•Guidelines and harmonization of recommendations for specific vaccination groups (e.g. vaccination under biologics etc)

•Improvement of vaccine topics through internet– state of the art (to neutralize the overflow of articles of vaccine deniers)

•Organization of vaccinology meetings once a year or every second year as stand-alone meeting or as satellite symposia to immunology meetings



Committee Chairman:

Marita Troye Blomberg
Willem Hanekom
Ursula Wiedermann-Schmidt

Other Committee Members:

Marita Troye Blomberg: Member
Bali Pulendran: Member
Joanne Flynn: Member
Else Marie Agger: Member
Hedda Wardemann: Member
Jan Holmgren: Member 
Ricardo Gazzineli: Member
Rino Rappouli: Member
Willem Hanekom: Member
Thomas Evans: Member
Alan Aderem: Member
Ilkka Julkunen: Member

Ingileif Jonsdottir: proposed Member