What does it take for a life-saving vaccine to reach a child, adolescent or adult?
Many components must come together for effective and efficient service delivery -- detailed planning, skilled managers and vaccinators, continuous supplies and logistics, costing assessments and communication and advocacy of the benefits of vaccination.
WHO is working with partners and Member States to improve access to immunization services for all communities. Provided here are resources and guidance to help ensure valuable and reliable vaccine service delivery.
Planning to reach every child
The RED Strategy
Comprehensive multi-year planning and annual planning
Making a comprehensive annual national immunization plan and budget
Vaccine supply and handling
Cold chain, vaccines and safe-injection equipment management
- WHO Policy Statement on the use of opened multi-does vials of vaccine in subsequent immunization sessions - March 2000
- Preventing Freeze Damage to Vaccines
For more information on immunization supply chain and logistics:
- Immunization safety website
- Cold chain, vaccines and safe-injection equipment management
Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI): Causality Assessment
- Global Vaccine Safety information sheets
E-learning course on Vaccine Safety Basics
Training and supervision
Data collection and monitoring
Social Mobilization and Advocacy
Last update: March 2014