Vaccines In Public Health Workshop

NCIRS conducts a workshop on Vaccines in Public Health every year. The workshop is offered as one of the elective subjects in the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of International Public Health (MIPH) programs at the University of Sydney. It is also open to those not currently enrolled in the MPH/MIPH program who are interested in vaccines and public health.


To provide an understanding of:

  • immunisation principles
  • the impact of vaccination on the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases
  • how to assess the need for new vaccines
  • how to implement and monitor a new vaccination program


  • History and impact of vaccination
  • Basic immunological principles of immunisation
  • Vaccine development
  • Principles behind a needs assessment for new vaccines
  • Surveillance of diseases, vaccination coverage and vaccine effectiveness
  • Vaccine safety and surveillance of adverse events
  • Risk communication
  • Immunisation myths and realities

The workshop consists of interactive lectures given by staff of NCIRS and small group case studies. In addition, short online lectures are available before the workshop.

The workshop is held at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

There is a registration fee for those not enrolled in the MPH/MIPH program.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please contact NCIRS as places are limited.

For content enquiries, please contact Dr Aditi Dey.

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