Volume 27, Number 8—August 2021
Considerations for Establishing Successful Coronavirus Disease Vaccination Programs in Africa
||Vaccine thermostability and requirement for cold chain system; route of administration; no. doses/person; COVID-19 testing capacity; adverse event surveillance
||Ability of low-and middle-income countries to pay for vaccines and deliver financing
||Priority populations: healthcare workers, first responders, essential services personnel, elderly persons, persons with coexisting conditions, children; use of phased approach with timelines
|Vaccination policy and logistics
||National policy to guide vaccination process and ensure availability of resources. Timelines for receiving and distributing vaccine from manufacturers after procurement
||Effective communication about benefits of the vaccine to increase acceptability, especially with phased approaches
|Vaccine data management systems||Track demographics of vaccinated persons, doses received, risk factors, and adverse events|
*COVID-19, coronavirus disease.
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