Vaccine Impact on Cognition and Schooling (VICS), a pilot study, has been launched recently in India by BUDS & Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA. The VICS project is supported by the Value of Vaccination Research Network (based at Harvard Chan School & Public Health) funded by a grant from BMGF. The Health Ministry Screening Committee (HMSC) at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has given approval for this project.