Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Introduction of pneumococcal vaccine - PCV 13 A handbook for district and health facility staff (2013) English and French

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World Health Organization

Overview

This handbook has been developed for countries introducing Prevenar™ (PCV13), the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine from Wyeth.

This handbook is most useful for staff working at district and health facility levels. Some adaptations will need to be made at national level (by the National EPI Manager, in-country partners, and others) before its distribution, to ensure that certain aspects, such as waste disposal or AEFI monitoring, are aligned with national policies.