Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Immunization training resources

General training resources

Global Mid level Management modules (MLM)

This new series of modules on immunization training for Mid-level Managers (MLM) replaces the last version which was published in 1991.

There have been many changes in the world of immunization since then, so these modules are an attempt to provide the immunization manager with up to date technical knowledge, explain how to recognize management and technical problems and take corrective action, and how to make the best use of resources. Each MLM module is organized around a series of steps in which technical information is followed by learning activities.

Immunization in Practice - A practical guide for health staff (ISBN: 92-4-154651-4)

This practical guide contains 8 modules targeted at district and health facility staff. It intends to meet the demands to improve immunization services so as to reach more infants in a sustainable way, building upon the experiences of polio eradication. It includes materials adapted from polio on planning, monitoring and use of data to improve the service, that can be used at any level. Immunization in practice is both a resource and training guide that can be used in workshops and supportive supervision visits. It is useful both for staff who are learning to provide immunization services and for those who have been doing so for some time. Its format is easy to follow. Extensive use is made of tables, figures, sample forms, reports, maps, charts and practical tips to assist staff in planning, implementing and monitoring immunization services.

Immunization in practice is available in English and French as a book or CD-ROM.

  • Using data for action
  • Disease surveillance
  • Planning immunization services including introduction of new vaccines
  • Vaccine monitoring and cold chain rehabilitation planning
  • Immunization Safety
  • Involving the community
  • Supportive supervision
  • Cluster survey for vaccine coverage

Reaching Every District (RED) Strategy

Microplanning for immunization service delivery using the Reaching Every District (RED) strategy.

AFRO Mid level management modules (MLM)

The following link contains a series of modules (in English and French) developed by the WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) to train national and provincial staff. The modules have been used in several intercountry and in country training courses.