Vaccine Management and Logistics - Logistics Support
Vaccine volume calculator
The Vaccine Volume Calculator has been designed to estimate the net storage volume of vaccines per child. It is specifically used to analyze how changes to the national immunization programme schedule (introduction of a new vaccine, changes in vaccine formulation/presentation, etc.) will affect cold chain capacity.
The Vaccine Volume Calculator was revised in September 2009 to:
- Include more national immunization options with more vaccine combinations and presentations.
- Extend the analysis to the storage requirement for diluents and safe injection equipment so that they comply with the bundling principle.
- Estimate the quantity of injection sharp waste generated per child.
It is presented in a MS Excel spreadsheet format and it is composed of four main worksheets. A summary sheet presents special instructions on how to use the calculator.