Vaccines SIG


  1. To foster development and adoption of methods to improve the accurate and efficient collection of vaccine exposure information (e.g., 2D barcodes, vaccine generic names, vaccine doses and dates of delivery) for each vaccinee.  Lot identifiers, in particular, would allow verification of the exact vaccine product (type and manufacturer) as well as linkage to details of vaccine antigens, preservatives, and excipients).
  2. To foster development and sharing of new/existing methods for vaccine safety, effectiveness, usage, cost-benefit, risk-management/mitigation across the life cycle of vaccines from pre- to post-licensure, and from signal detection to hypothesis testing.
  3. To provide a forum for interaction with regulatory authorities and public health agencies to raise awareness and stimulate incorporation of vaccine specific and relevant aspects into regulations and regulatory templates.
  4. To assist low and middle-income countries with development of their data collection and technical expertise in vaccine pharmacoepidemiology.


The SIG strives to achieve these goals by offering a platform for collaboration, professional development, education, and networking. The SIG provides interested ISPE members opportunities to plan and participate in educational activities, share national and international projects and grant proposals, and participate in presentations in form of workshops, symposia or poster walks. Whenever possible, the VAX SIG will seek to maximize synergy with existing vaccine institutions and stakeholders. The SIG hosts monthly scientific meetings. Additionally, the SIG offers educational activities on vaccine-related epidemiology, in collaboration with the ISPE Education Committee. The Vaccine pre-conference course has been offered at the ISPE Annual Meeting each year since 2015.

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SIG leader(s)

Chair Cindy Zhou  
Vice Chair O'Mareen Spence  


Occurs the first Wednesday of every month at 9:00 am EST (UTC/GMT -5 hours). Interested persons should email Cindy Zhou at