Introduction and service delivery
Effectively delivering vaccines, including the introduction of those that are newly available, into public health programs is critical to saving lives through immunization. Health care professionals working in resource-poor countries experience unique challenges in delivering vaccines due to the often variable conditions around them, such as poor infrastructure and the remote locations of some villages. Additionally, clinicians must manage an array of actors that can be involved in immunization programs, specific guidelines for immunization timing, and a lack of awareness among the general public about vaccines.
PATH is working to improve the introduction and delivery of vaccines to those in need by working with local governments and other partners to provide them with information, resources, and support. Visit PATH's website to learn more about its work on increasing access to lifesaving vaccines.
Landscape Analysis of Routine Immunization in Nigeria: Identifying Barriers and Prioritizing Interventions (2012)
A white paper that provides an analysis of supply-side constraints and demand-side determinants of routine immunization coverage in Nigeria.
VIMS Report: Global Vaccine Introduction (2012)
A report that provides data and figures on the introduction status of various vaccines using information stored in the Vaccine Information Management System (VIMS) online database.
Featured PATH resources
Albania: Demonstrating the Benefits of an Online Immunization Registry (2012)
A document that describes work being done to transform the way immunization data and vaccine stock are managed in Albania.
Building Next-Generation Vaccine Supply Systems: Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization (2012)
A fact sheet about modeling the impact of changes to vaccine logistics and supply systems on vaccine availability, using a powerful new modeling tool.
Page last updated: February 2013.