Guidance on Developing a National Deployment and Vaccination Plan for COVID-19 Vaccines

Source
World Health Organization

This book, and its accompanying orientation course is intended to support national and sub-national focal points in preparing for COVID-19 vaccination. It provides an overview of key aspects of the guidance on developing a national deployment and vaccination plan for COVID-19 vaccines and highlights available and upcoming resources for COVID-19 vaccine introduction.

The course will cover the following areas: regulatory preparedness, planning and coordination, costing and funding, identification of target populations, vaccination delivery strategies, preparation of supply chain, management of health care waste, human resource management and training, vaccine acceptance and uptake (demand), vaccine safety monitoring, management of adverse events following immunization (AEFI), injection safety, and immunization monitoring systems. The course will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Learning objectives: By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the key considerations for developing and using a national deployment and vaccination plan
  • Describe strategies for the deployment, implementation and monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines in-country
  • List existing and upcoming resources to support COVID-19 vaccine introduction
  • Identify key activities to prepare for COVID-19 vaccine introduction