EAACI Explains Vaccination

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? This question raises a great deal of discussion. To find out what a group of international scientists and experts of the immune system have to say about it, take a look at our short and informative animated video.

The video below is a joint effort by EAACI’s Public Outreach Task Force.



  1. Eva Untersmayr, MD, PhD, Assoc. Prof.; Institute of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  2. Milena Sokolowska, MD, PhD; Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  1. Ioana Agache , MD, PhD, Prof.; Transylvania University, Brasov, Romania
  2. Montserrat Alvaro Lozano , MD, PhD; Allergy and Clinical Immunology Department, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona
  3. Elisabeth Angier, MRCGP, MSc; University of Southampton, UK
  4. Stefania Arasi, MD, PhD; Pediatric Allergology Unit, Department of Pediatric Medicine, Bambino Gesù Children’s research Hospital (IRCCS), Rome, Italy
  5. Knut Brockow, MD, Prof., Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology and Allergy Biederstein, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  6. Helen Brough, FRCPCH, PhD; 1) Children’s Allergy Service, Evelina London, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK, 2) Department of Women and Children’s Health, School of Life Course Sciences, King’s College London University, London, UK
  7. Thomas Chivato, MD, PhD. Prof.; School of Medicine. University CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Spain.
  8. Nicolette W. de Jong, PhD, Assoc. Prof.; ErasmusMC, Internal Medicine, section Allergology & Clinical Immunology, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  9. Marques Maria Luís de Pinho, MD; Immunoallergology Department, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal
  10. Stephanie Dramburg, MD; Department of Pediatric Pneumology, Immunology and Intensive Care Medicine, Charité University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
  11. Thomas Eiwegger, MD, Assoc. Prof.; 1) Division of Immunology and Allergy, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Program, The Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada; 2) Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Translational Medicine, Toronto, Canada; 3)Department of Immunology, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
  12. Andrzej Eljaszewicz, PhD; Department of Regenerative Medicine and Immune Regulation, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland
  13. Stefanie Eyerich, PhD, Assoc. Prof., Center for Allergy and Environment (ZAUM), Helmholtz Center and Technical University Munich; Germany
  14. Wojciech Feleszko, MD, PhD, Assoc. Prof.; Department of Pediatric Respiratory Diseases and Allergy, The Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
  15. Cristina Gomez-Casado, PhD; Institute for Applied Molecular Medicine, San Pablo-CEU University, Madrid, Spain
  16. Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber, PhD, Assoc. ; Institute of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  17. Rodrigo Jimenez-Siaz, PhD, Assist. ; 1) Dept. Immunology & Oncology, National Center for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC); 2) McMaster Immunology Research Centre (MIRC), Dept. Pathology & Molecular Medicine, McMaster University
  18. Marek Jutel, MD, Prof., 1) Department of Clinical Immunology. Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw,  Poland; 2) ALL-MED  Medical Research Institute, Wroclaw, Poland
  19. Sandip Kamath, MSc, PhD; Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  20. Edward Knol, PhD, Assoc. Prof.; Depts. Immunology and Dermatology/Allergology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  21. Eugenia Korotchenko, MSc.; Department of Biosciences, Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
  22. Inge Kortekaas Krohn , PhD, Assist. ; SKIN Research group, Department of Dermatology, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel/ Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
  23. Laia Alsina Manrique De Lara, MD, PhD; Clinical Immunology and Primary Immunodeficiencies Unit, Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunolgy Department, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona, Spain
  24. Henry McSorley, MSci, PhD; 1) Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; 2) Cell Signalling and Immunology, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
  25. Liam O’Mahony, PhD; Prof.; Departments of Medicine and Microbiology, APC Microbiome Ireland, National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland
  26. Oscar Palomares, PhD, Assoc. Prof.; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Chemistry, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
  27. Isabella Quinti, MD Department of Molecular Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome
  28. Florentina Sava, PhD; Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust London North Genomic Laboratory Hub, London, UK
  29. Jürgen Schwarze, MD, PhD, Prof.; Centre for Inflammation Research, Child Life and Health, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  30. Anna Sediva, MD, PhD; Department of Immunology, Motol University Hospital, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  31. Isabel Skypala, PhD; Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College, London, UK
  32. Hermelijn Smits, PhD; Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
  33. Sylwia Smolińska, PhD; Department of Clinical Immunology, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
  34. Maria Jose Torres, MD, Prof.; Allergy Unit, Regional University Hospital of Malaga-IBIMA-UMA-ARADyAL, Malaga, Spain