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Planning for COVID-19 vaccination delivery - your feedback requested!

Dear Technet community, Hope you’re well. I’d like to share a short article I wrote (published on May 15) making the case to immediately start planning for COVID-19 immunization

India – Strengthening Urban Immunization is Need of Time & action plan to reduce inequities and improve coverage

India – Strengthening Urban Immunization is Need of Time & action plan to reduce inequities and improve coverage India is making efforts to increase full immunization

OPEN WEBINAR- 15/07/2019 - Enquêtes de couverture vaccinale post-campagne (après une ASV) - en français

L’événement: Enquêtes de couverture vaccinale post-campagne (après une ASV) Lundi 1

Logistics of the vaccination campaign

Hello everyone, Mozambique, at present, uses only a simple measles vaccine in the Measles Routine for measles prevention.However, with support from GAVI, Mozambique is preparing a cam

World Immunization Week 2016 - Close the immunization gap

The theme “Close the immunization gap” continues in this year’s World Immunization Week campaign with the slogan "Immunization for all throughout life". The campaign – takes place

THE POWER OF PEER EDUCATION - FROM "BINA" OF JHARKHAND TO "BEENA" OF KARNATAKA

Evolution, growth and development, extension-expansion, operational research are all natural processes. Launch of a new programme with a properly fitting outfit, infuses rejuvenation, jubil

Coverpage NID Microplan Booklet 2015

Global commitment eradicated polio in 4 regions. Before eradication, globally an estimated 959 cases used to occur per day which is now reduced to

Use of MenAfriVac™ (meningitis A vaccine) in a controlled temperature chain (CTC) during campaigns

The need to keep vaccines in a 2°C to 8°C cold chain is a constraining factor for many immunization campaigns due to limited storage capacity and/or limited ice pack freezing capacity; supplementary

Operational guidelines for introducing 2 doses of JE vaccine

It is customary to develop and share user-friendly ‘OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES’ for clarity and uniformity among service providers as and when a new vaccine (e.g. H1N1, Pentavalent) is introduced or t

Operational guidelines for introducing newer vaccine: pentavalent

I have attached a PPT on operational guidelines to introduce the newer pentavalent vaccine for further editing/inputs from the viewers. This will give an opportunity to refresh and re-orient the se

AMÉLIORATION DE LA COUVERTURE VACCINALE CONTRE LA COVID-19 PARMI LES POPULATIONS RÉFUGIÉES AU PAKISTAN

Enhancing COVID-19 vaccination coverage among refugee populations in Pakistan

Ukraine: Increasing demand of Covid-19 vaccine through training of healthcare professionals to be champions of the vaccine among their peers

Tanzania: Use of event-based vaccination to increase Covid-19 vaccination

Nigeria: Covid-19 vaccination learnings and best practices

Ghana: Use of an online communication campaign to address vaccine hesitancy caused by misinformation from social media

Ethiopia: Enhanced advocacy and social mobilization and use of mixed service delivery strategies to increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccination in an urban setting

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Red Cross Society Covid-19 immunization response

Cote d'Ivoire:Using rumor management system data to develop adaptive COVID- 19 vaccination strategies

Cote d'ivoire: Innovative and effective strategies of enhancing vaccine confidence and uptake and risk communication and community engagement with an emphasis on high-risk and vulnerable groups​

Burkina Faso: Innovative ways of reaching Covid-19 vaccine targets

Burkina Faso: Awareness campaign to promote vaccination against COVID-19 with Reggae singer Sana Bob​

Burkina Faso: Awareness campaign to promote vaccination against COVID-19 with Reggae singer Sana Bob​

Burkina Faso: Awareness campaign to promote vaccination against COVID-19 with Reggae singer Sana Bob​

ESARO: Addressing gender related challenges for Covid-19 vaccination

This document brings together a range of resources to provide an overview of the global policies, potential interventions and strategies related to the integration of immunization services. It also provides guidance and country examples on the...

Shanchol™, a WHO-prequalified oral cholera vaccine (OCV), has been used to control endemic cholera in Asia, as well as in emergencies and outbreaks elsewhere. The vaccine has not been used by public health systems in cholera-endemic settings of...

This report covers the background and evolution of Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA), an initiative that started as a coordinated response to a 2002 measles outbreak in Colombia and Venezuela, and evolved into the model for other regions and...

INTRODUCTION Nigeria is among the 3 countries in which polio remains endemic. The country made significant efforts to reduce polio transmission but remains challenged by poor-quality campaigns and poor team performance in some areas. This article...

BACKGROUND The recently launched Pneumo Rischio eHealth project, which consists of an app, a website, and social networking activity, is aimed at increasing public awareness of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). The launch of this project was...

This is Empower School of Health\'s Annual Training Calendar for 2017 for all public health organizations who wish to attend capacity building trainings in the year 2017. They can plan their schedule and budgets accordingly.

BACKGROUND: Like other countries in Asia, measles-rubella (MR) vaccine coverage in Bangladesh is suboptimal whereas 90-95 % coverage is needed for elimination of these diseases. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) of the Government of...

This article argues that a detailed examination of factors contributing to the development of complex structures and strategies for smallpox eradication in South Asia in the 1970s can provide fruitful indications for the reformulation of the...

Background In most low and middle-income countries (LMIC), vaccines are primarily distributed by routine immunization services (RI) at health facilities. Additional opportunities for vaccination are also provided through mass vaccination...

BACKGROUND: A national campaign was conducted in Haiti in 2007-2008 to vaccinate all children and adolescents aged 1-19 years with measles-rubella vaccine in support of achieving the Region of the Americas 2010 goal of eliminating rubella and...

The health needs of children and adolescents in humanitarian emergencies are critical to the success of relief efforts and reduction in mortality. Measles has been one of the major causes of child deaths in humanitarian emergencies and further...

The number of reported cholera cases worldwide, as well as the frequency and scale of cholera epidemics, are increasing [1]. Traditional prevention measures, which focus on provision of safe water and proper sanitation, are undoubtedly the long-term...

Background The Measles & Rubella Initiative, a broad consortium of global health agencies, has provided support to measles-burdened countries, focusing on sustaining high coverage of routine immunization of children and supplementing it with a...

BACKGROUND: In mass vaccination campaigns- large volumes of data must be managed efficiently and accurately. In a reactive oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign in rural Haiti during an ongoing epidemic- we used a mobile health (mHealth) system to...

In seven southern African countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe), following implementation of a measles mortality reduction strategy starting in 1996, the number of annually reported measles cases...

These data suggest that the greatest potential impact of pertussis vaccination of adults to prevent severe disease in young infants comes from vaccinating mothers, followed by fathers, with grandparents having a minor role. Siblings varied in...

School-located vaccination (SLV) has a long history in the United States and has successfully contributed to lower morbidity and mortality due to vaccine-preventable diseases.1 Historically, SLV efforts, which tended to be single-vaccine programs...

The findings suggest that the goal of reducing measles mortality by 90% from 2000 to 2010 has not yet been met. This conclusion was sustained under all alternative scenarios we assessed. Estimated global measles mortality declined substantially from...

The study looks at the polio eradication campaign and observes how though initially polio eradication was to be carried out in ways which strengthened the EPI, health infrastructure, and primary healthcare ... as the deadlines slipped by and funding...

Vaccines, such as HPV vaccine, are increasingly administered to school-age children, and school-based immunization is an approach that can be used to reach these children. Limited information has thus far been published that provides an overview of...

Health policy makers often have to face decisions on whether and how to incorporate new vaccines into immunisation plans. This study aims to review and catalogue the relevant current frameworks and taxonomies on vaccines and connect these to the...

Neonatal BCG vaccination is part of routine vaccination schedules in many developing countries; vaccination at school age has not been assessed in trials in low-income and middle-income countries. Catch-up BCG vaccination of school-age children who...

The provision of several doses of monovalent type 1 oral poliovirus vaccine (mOPV1) and bivalent OPV1 and 3 (bOPV) vaccines through campaigns is essential to stop the circulation of remaining wild polioviruses.s This study aimed to assess the...

This review provides limited evidence that interventions aimed at communities to inform and educate about early childhood vaccination may improve attitudes towards vaccination and probably increase vaccination uptake under some circumstances....

Although the substantial burdens of rotavirus and pneumococcal disease have motivated many countries to consider introducing the rotavirus vaccine (RV) and heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-7) to their National Immunization Programs...

Following MenAfriVac introduction at high uptake, the model predicts excellent short-term disease control. With no subsequent immunization, strong resurgences in disease incidence were predicted after approximately 15 years (assuming 10 years’...

The study seeks to evaluate the impact of the meningococcal A (MenA) vaccine introduction in Mali through mass campaigns on the routine immunization program and the wider health system.It concludes that the MenA vaccine introduction interrupted...

Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a rare disorder in the developed world. However, an upsurge has been seen lately in our part of the world owing to inadequate measles immunization coverage. At the midst of our struggle against polio, we...

To aid decision-makers interested in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine introduction or scale-up, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and PATH completed the first comprehensive review of HPV vaccine delivery experiences across 46 low-...

This paper presents results of a study determining the efficacy of a values based approach to changing vaccination attitudes. It reports an evaluation survey of the “I Immunise” campaign, conducted in Fremantle, Western Australia, in 2014. “I...

Highlights •Despite a gradual decline in reported measles cases, outbreaks continue to occur. •Males were more likely than females to acquire measles, especially among very young children. •Non-locals are contributing to measles...

Over 3 weeks in 2006, 3826083 persons were vaccinated against rubella during a national immunization campaign in Bolivia. This campaign was the largest mass immunization campaign ever conducted in the country. Therefore, in addition to strategic and...

The study concludes that the use of rapid coverage monitoring clearly contributed to the success of the national vaccination campaign to eliminate rubella and congenital rubella syndrome in Brazil. Despite concerns about local capacity to conduct...

Pediatric vaccine stockpiles have been in place in the U.S. since 1983 to address the potential disruption in supply of routine pediatric vaccines. Increases in the number of vaccines recommended for pediatric and adolescent patients have increased...

Measles vaccination is estimated to have averted 13·8 million deaths between 2000 and 2012. Persisting heterogeneity in coverage is a major contributor to continued measles mortality, and a barrier to measles elimination and introduction of...

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