TIPICO XI: report of the first series and podcast on infectious diseases and vaccines (aTIPICO)

Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2021 Nov 2;17(11):4299-4327. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2021.1953351. Epub 2021 Nov 11.


TIPiCO is an annual expert meeting and workshop on infectious diseases and vaccination. The edition of 2020 changed its name and format to aTIPiCO, the first series and podcasts on infectious diseases and vaccines. A total of 13 prestigious experts from different countries participated in this edition launched on the 26 November 2020. The state of the art of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) and the responsible pathogen, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and the options to tackle the pandemic situation were discussed in light of the knowledge in November 2020. Despite COVID-19, the status of other infectious diseases, including influenza infections, respiratory syncytial virus disease, human papillomavirus infection, measles, pertussis, tuberculosis, meningococcal disease, and pneumococcal disease, were also addressed. The essential lessons that can be learned from these diseases and their vaccines to use in the COVID-19 pandemic were also commented with the experts.

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic; Infectious disease; control of transmission; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2); vaccine-immunity response; vaccine-preventable disease.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Communicable Diseases* / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Influenza Vaccines*
  • Pandemics
  • SARS-CoV-2


  • Influenza Vaccines

Grants and funding

FM-T receives support for research activities from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Proyecto de Investigación en Salud, Acción Estratégica en Salud): Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria (FIS; PI070069/PI1000540/PI1601569/PI1901090) del plan nacional de I+D+I and ‘fondos FEDER’ and Proyectos GaIN Rescata-Covid_IN845D 2020/23 (GAIN, Xunta de Galicia).