A research network to examine Non-Specific Effects, NSE, and sex differential effects of vaccines.

Optimmunize aims to raise international scientific awareness, and drive forward the much needed studies required for the biological mechanisms to be understood and exploited in vaccine implementation programmes. If vaccines can be shown conclusively to have non-specific effects on morbidity and mortality, and the sex differences and their mechanisms are confirmed, this will have major public health implications and raise the imperative issue of whether males and females require different vaccine schedules. 


Satellite meetingOctober 2015, Bissau

4th workshop: February 2017, Copenhagen

3rd workshopNovember 2014, Copenhagen

2nd workshopAugust 2012, Copenhagen

1st workshopJanuary 2010, Copenhagen  



Last revised 7 July 2016


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Research Center for Vitamins and Vaccines
Bandim Health Project
Statens Serum Institut
5 Artillerivej
DK-2300 Copenhagen S 

Phone: 3268 8256