Introduction of multi-dose PCV 13 vaccine in Benin: from the decision to vaccinators experience

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Introduction of multi-dose PCV 13 vaccine in Benin: from the decision to vaccinators experience
In 2011, Benin introduced the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugated vaccine (PCV13), in a single-dose vial, into its Expanded Programme for Immunisation (EPI) with support from Gavi. In April 2018, with the support of the Agence de Médecine Préventive Afrique (AMP) and other technical and financial partners, the single-dose vial was transitioned to a four-dose vial. Here we describe the decision-making process and the experience of the vaccinators during the change.
Authors: Daleb Abdoulaye Alfa, Roch A. Houngnihin, G. Patrick Ilboudo, Naomi Dick, Landry Kaucley and Téné-Alima Essoh
Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1216
Content type: Research article
Published on: 8 August 2020