The 5th National Conference on Vaccination will take place at 10h-11th of May in Oldenburg, Germany. Informed decision-making takes place at this biennial meeting, e.g., the decision to develop a nationwide vaccination plan evolved here. Current and future vaccination policies in Germany are discussed by the wide variety of institutions and organizations involved. Vaccine safety is always a topic - either directly or indirectly by discussing vaccine hesitancy. Amongst others the current conference addresses safety issues of HPV ("Einflussfaktoren auf die Impfakzeptanz am Beispiel der HPV-Impfung"). Conference language is German.