Resources for planning and IPV introduction
Successful IPV introduction relies on effective planning with measurable outcomes and processes. Key components of planning include vaccine procurement and supply, cold chain and logistics, health worker training, communications, and social mobilization.
These documents are intended to assist program planners in the preparation for IPV introduction. Materials include guidance and tools on vaccine management, monitoring and evaluation, and safety and surveillance.
Vaccine management, cold chain and logistics
Vaccine management encompasses activities related to the handling of vaccines at the country level from the moment they arrive till the moment they are used. It includes ensuring sufficient storage volume; appropriate temperature monitoring; maintaining standards of buildings, equipment and vehicles; and vaccine delivery systems.
These materials support the training of front-line health workers in skills needed to effectively communicate with parents and caregivers about polio, IPV and multiple injections. Materials include key messages and FAQs, slide presentations and job aids.
Training materials for health workers on multiple injections (coming soon)
Communications and social mobilization
Strong communications and social mobilization planning are critical to support community acceptance of IPV. When done effectively, they can ensure that health workers and caregivers understand the importance and safety of IPV and multiple injections.
Guidance on communications strategy and planning (coming soon)