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.