Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Vaccine Management and Logistics - Logistics Support

Logistics support to immunization services

Logistics support is critical to immunization services to ensure the availability of appropriate equipment and an adequate supply of high-quality vaccines and immunization-related materials to all levels of the programme. It is important to ensure correct implementation of relevant strategies. The key areas of logistics support include vaccine management and monitoring, cold chain management and immunization safety.

If the logistics programme is well-managed, it can help save on programme costs in ensuring programme implementation efficiently without sacrificing the quality of service delivery. Poorly managed logistics systems can lead to high and/or unnecessary vaccine wastage rates, stock outs, or improper management of waste, resulting in significant operational programme costs, as well as a negative impact on public health.


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Last update:

17 April 2014 11:51 CEST