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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 invite you to join a series of video-conference-based capacity building webinars.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Building Global Capacity

This session for health workers will focus on Infection prevention and control for COVID-19 vaccine introduction. 

Registration: https://echo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_81Wgk82kRcmmMVJ43SNOuA

When: Tuesday 2 March 2021, 12:00 - 13:00 CET 

You can look up the webinar timing in your local time zone: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Webinar+capacity+building+&iso=20210302T12&p1=87&ah=1.

Interpretation will be available in French and Spanish. 

You can also join the two TechNet-21 Telegram channels supporting regions, countries, and partners in preparing for COVID-19 vaccine introduction. In these two spaces - one anglophone and one francophone - you will be able to share your experiences, discuss key questions, and connect with experts from around the world. We'll also share new information and global guidance as it becomes available. Join us today:

COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction – TechNet-21 (English)

Introduction des vaccins contre la Covid-19 – TechNet-21 (Français)

Géraldine Nemrod Accepted Answer
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Dear colleagues,

 

The recording of the webinar on Infection prevention and control for COVID-19 vaccine introduction is available in three languages here:

https://youtu.be/Mu_dZkciF9Q (English)

https://youtu.be/oxYOfiZ1EMc (Spanish)

https://youtu.be/DzHJLKYjhgg (French)

 

The questions that could not be answered during the session have also been compiled into the following Q&A document:

https://www.technet-21.org/en/library/main/6917-q&a-for-session-#04:-infection-prevention-and-control-for-covid-19-vaccine-introduction

These are the questions that have been answered:

  • Should we change the needle before we administer the vaccine to recipient? Because according to Pfizer, we can use the same needle (syringe out the vaccine and administer the vaccine to recipient). Is there any risk of infection if we don’t change the needle?
  • The use of the auto disable syringe and needle does not allow for change of the needle after going through the stopper of the vial. Can you comment on this please?
  • Like COVAX support, can we expect donor support to improve IPC measures & facilities such as incinerators in developing countries? As the existing system might not be enough and governments are already overburdened with vaccine cost and other logistics.

 

You can now find all the resources for all the COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction webinar sessions here: https://www.technet-21.org/en/topics/covid-19-vaccine

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