All topics related to vaccine products, presentation and packaging; also includes temperature indicators such as vaccine vial monitors (VVMs) and vaccine delivery devices.
All topics related to information systems used to support immunization programmes, including electronic immunization registries, logistics management information systems (LMIS), geographic information systems (GIS), integrated health management information systems, and immunization coverage monitoring (administrative and survey data).
All topics related to the delivery of immunization services, including routine and campaign delivery services as well as injection safety.
All topics related to global immunization initiatives, including advocacy and communications, awareness-raising, and global strategies.
All topics related to immunization supply chain and logistics, including vaccine forecasting and supply planning, distribution systems, vaccine management, vaccine wastage, and waste management.
All topics related to equipment used to support the immunization cold chain, such as refrigerators, freezers, insulated containers, water-packs, and temperature monitoring devices; covers equipment selection, procurement, installation, repair, maintenance and performance.
All topics related to immunization programme management, including planning, budgeting, financing, performance monitoring, and human resources.
Immunization news, as well as events, jobs, RFPs, and useful resources.
You can already register to the next session of the Webinar series for Health Workers on COVID-19 Vaccination
Topic: Supply and logistics
When: Tuesday 13 April (12-1PM CET)
You can find all the information regarding the previous webinar sessions here: https://www.technet-21.org/en/topics/covid-19-vaccine
These webinars are brought to you by the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator’s Country Readiness and Delivery (CRD) workstream, Project ECHO, Boost, TechNet-21, and the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Project.
This briefing note calls for the meticulous monitoring, recording, and reporting of COVID-19 vaccine doses, and distribution and consumption across all levels of the supply chain, including at service points. The need for a robust stock management system has been highlighted both in the Guidance on developing a national deployment and vaccination plan and COVID-19 vaccination: supply and logistics guidance.
This emphasizes the need to support and strengthen national systems, in order to prepare for: 1. Mitigation of supply chain and logistic risks, particularly those that are novel and/or heightened by the unique operational context of COVID-19 immunisation; and 2. Standardized COVAX reporting requirements, which are essential to securing timely and consistent additional vaccine supplies.