The course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of Vaccinology, and strengthen the capacity within India in this field. The course will cover aspects of vaccinology, from basic immunology, the process of development of a vaccine, the licensure and regulatory requirements, the process of introducing a new vaccine into a country, vaccine trials, and translation of research into policy.

The course content will largely focus on:

  • Understanding vaccines
  • Vaccine manufacture and introduction into a country
  • Evaluation of the vaccines and other related topics
  • Basic immunology
  • Epidemiology related to infectious diseases
  • Vaccine development
  • Vaccine manufacturers in India
  • Introduction of a vaccine into a country
  • Vaccine trials
  • Adverse events
  • Post-vaccine introduction
  • Immunization overview
  • Newer vaccines & Vaccines against diseases with cell mediated immunity
  • Vaccines for use in 'special' groups
  • Training requirements for personnel involved in research
  • Health economics
  • Ethical issues in research--Clinical research in Dev countries
  • International agencies and their role in vaccine development
  • How to read a journal article
  • Anti-vaccine lobbies


The content of course includes a variety of individual speakers, workshops, and tutorials in subjects essential to a successful fellowship year. Attendance at all events is required.

Computers and Internet

Computers will be available in the CHTC library at an additional charge. You are encouraged to bring your personal laptop for use during orientation. There is Wi-fi access in some areas.

Meeting Attire

Attire is business casual or casual professional throughout the course.