Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume 99(12); 2021 Dec 1
Optimizing the supply of vaccines for COVID-19
Angela K Shen, Ann Lindstrand, Benjamin Schreiber, Kate O’Brien
Bull World Health Organ. 2021 Dec 1; 99(12): 848–848A. Published online 2021 Dec 1. doi: 10.2471/BLT.21.287513
The global health community and the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) initiative – the partnership co-led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – have focused on securing vaccines for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to equitably vaccinate the world’s population. Besides the complex task of securing and distributing billions of doses for vaccination programmes, country readiness to administer these doses is a daunting challenge. Vaccination requires more than just vaccines.
UNICEF, WHO and Gavi have established a COVID-19 vaccination Country Readiness and Delivery1 workstream to support country readiness for COVID-19 vaccination programmes as part of COVAX…