Dear APSR member,
We are pleased to share an announcement from WHO about new resources for COVID-19 vaccines introduction. Please see below for more information.
New COVID-19 vaccine resources
With an expected vaccine delivery ramp-up and uptake surge in the next months, coordination and preparedness will be key to ensure the maximal use of COVID-19 vaccines. Countries are encouraged to update their national deployment and vaccination plans and costing through the Partners Platform, which will help access needs and resource gaps - including delivery costing - in preparation for vaccine roll-out. The COVAX Country Readiness and Delivery workstream is finalizing guidance and tools to support preparedness.
Please see below some recently published updates to the COVID-19 vaccine introduction toolkit, which is available in AR CH EN FR RU SP.
Vaccines costing and funding
The COVID-19 vaccination costing Q&A provides a basic introduction to the importance of a good costing exercise for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, how it can be done, and how to seek technical assistance.
“What is the CVIC tool?” video is available in English, French and Spanish.
The OpenWHO course CVIC tool: using the COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction and deployment Costing Tool targets national programme managers and personnel who have been involved in the costing, budgeting or financing processes of COVID-19 vaccine delivery at the country level.
Technical support on the use of the CVIC tool is available. The World Health Organization (WHO) Costing Team can be reached at: CVICosting@who.int.
COVAX No-Fault Compensation Program for AMC-Eligible Economies
Target populations and delivery strategies
Also check out the Guidance note and checklist for tackling gender-related barriers to equitable COVID-19 vaccine deployment.
New and updated resources
Access session materials and recordings here
Mini-cPIE (COVID-19 vaccination IAR) Clinic 1
Have questions or suggestions?
Consultation on COVID-19 vaccines research
Call for experts
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