Journal Club

The VAC4EU Journal Club is a monthly appointment for members of VAC4EU and for its community. Its purpose is to share a common passion and curiosity for vaccine research. The Journal Club is fun! It is not time to speak about our own work or deadlines, but rather a place to share open questions, doubts, and progress in our understanding of interesting topics thanks to the interaction with each other. It is a place where we are not afraid that our questions are too naive.

During the Journal Club, a speaker presents a published paper of his or her choice. The paper may cover any topic related to vaccine research, from methodological issues, to results of relevance, to curious findings. The speaker is free to take the opportunity of the Journal Club to better understand a paper with the help of the critical discussion with the audience: the conversation is highly interactive, open and informal!

To participate in the VAC4EU Journal Club, please subscribe to the mailing list here and you will receive a periodic invitation to register to the next appointment. If you would like to volunteer to speak at the VAC4EU Journal Club, please don’t hesitate to a message to

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Upcoming Appointments

Friday 29 of September 2023, 3-4 CEST

Elisa Barbieri, Master student at Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia,
will speak about:

Hybrid immunity against reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 following a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection and single dose of the BNT162b2 vaccine in children and adolescents: a target trial emulation; Sivan Gazit, MD, Yaki Saciuk, MPH, Galit Perez, MN, Asaf Peretz, MD, Amir Ben-Tov, MD, Elizabeth A Stuart, PhD, et al.; April 13, 2023.

Friday 27 of October 2023, 3-4 CEST

Judit Riera, MD Clinical Pharmacologist, PhD Candidate specialized on Pharmacoepidemiology, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron,
will speak about:

A Comparison of Data Quality Assessment Checks in Six Data Sharing Networks. EGEMS (Wash DC); Callahan TJ, Bauck AE, Bertoch D, Brown J, Khare R, Ryan PB, et al. 2017 Jun 12;5(1):8.

Registration will open soon.

Previous Appointment

Friday 28 of July 2023, 3-4 CEST

Giuseppe Roberto, Senior Pharmacoepidemiologist consultant, Agenzia regionale di sanità della Toscana,
will speak about:

Effectiveness of mRNA vaccine boosters against infection with the SARS-CoV-2 omicron (B.1.1.529) variant in Spain: a nationwide cohort study; S. Monge et al. Lancet Infect Dis. 2022 Sep;22(9):1313-1320. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00292-4.