Immunization systems and policy
Appropriate policies and strong immunization systems are needed to ensure that potent vaccines are provided safely to every person who needs them.
The main components of a well functioning immunization system include: service delivery; capacity to maintain vaccines at the right temperature (cold chain) and distribute them through the system in a timely manner (logistics); monitoring and surveillance; trained health workers; and programme planning and management.
This section provides links to the Global Immunization Vision and Strategy 2006-2015 or GIVS which describes strategies and key activities for countries to consider in developing policies for immunization and planning their national immunization programmes.
Various documents can be accessed, ranging from policy and resources materials, through training modules to detailed information on immunization for health workers.
Site last updated: 7 August 2012