FW: COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction Toolbox

Nandita Thatte

Dear IBP Colleagues,

Please see the resources below regarding the Launch of the Covid-19 Vaccine Introduction Toolbox. This toolbox provides guidance, tools and training to equip countries to prepare for and implement COVID-19 vaccination. It is being supported as part of the COVAX, the vaccine pillar of the Access to Covid-19 Tools Accelerator. WHO, UNICEF, the GAVI Secretariat and partners are working together at the global and regional levels to develop and disseminate adaptable global resources to support COVID-19 vaccines introduction.

The team is also organizing a series of webinars to further support this work. Webinars will be offered in English, with interpretation into French and Spanish.

Please find additional information including contact details and links to register for the webinars below.



We are thrilled to announce the launch of the COVID-19 vaccine introduction toolbox<https://www.who.int/tools/covid-19-vaccine-introduction-toolkit/>, which provides guidance, tools and training to equip countries to prepare for and implement COVID-19 vaccination. This toolbox—intended to support Ministries of Health, health workers, partner organizations, and other stakeholders—is organized in line with the Guidance on Developing a National Deployment and Vaccination Plan for COVID-19 vaccines<https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-2019-nCoV-Vaccine_deployment-2020.1> and will be updated as new resources become available.

We would also like to inform you about the COVID-19 Vaccination: Building Global Capacity webinar sessions<https://hsc.unm.edu/echo/institute-programs/covid-19-response/international-covid19/who-collaborations/act-accelerator.html>, which may be of interest. These one-hour sessions are held on Tuesdays from 12:00 -13:00 CET. Interpretation into French and Spanish is available. More information is available in the attached presentation. Additional sessions will be announced shortly.


* 23 Feb: Indemnification and Liability for national and sub-national focal points. Watch the recording in EN<https://youtu.be/0u3FNl0GbZs> SP<https://youtu.be/lvm6WiC_2go> FR<https://youtu.be/nJ4hW6SIJrc>
* 2 Mar: Infection Prevention and Control for health workers. Register here<https://echo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_81Wgk82kRcmmMVJ43SNOuA>
* 9 Mar: Regulatory and Procurement for national and sub-national focal points. Register here<https://echo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_60QBnRtURmaoXz2mGFWPIQ>

We would appreciate if you could share this information and resources as broadly as possible!

It would be great if you could pass along this message to the communities of practice you have access to and its members as appropriate, who can subscribe to our list by sending a message to me at francae@...<mailto:francae@...>. For questions, comments or feedback about the resources please e-mail: COVID19vaccineresources@...<mailto:COVID19vaccineresources@...>.

I hope we can include you on our listserv as you have a key role in COVID-19 vaccination rollout. Please let me know if that would be acceptable.

Best regards,

Etienne Franca

Etienne Franca
Communications, Advocacy, and Training Working Group
Country Readiness and Delivery for COVID-19 Vaccine introduction
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