Planning for the deployment of pandemic influenza vaccine
Other TitlesReport of a reginal workshop, WHO/SEARO, New Delhi, 14-18 September 2009
AbstractThe severity of the pandemic H1N1 is currently considered to be moderate, with most patients experiencing uncomplicated, self-limited illness. Nevertheless, some groups appear to be at increased risk for severe disease and death. Vaccination would be important for protecting the integrity of the health-care system and the country's critical infrastructure; reducing and morbidity and mortality; and reducing transmission of the pandemic virus within communities. The Regional Workshop on Planning for the Deployment of Pandemic Influenza Vaccine was conducted from 14-18 September in New Delhi, India. This report summarizes the important considerations in deployment of pandemic influenza vaccine, including management of deployment efforts, addressing legal and regulatory requirements, injection safety, information and communications, logistics management and waste management and follow up action for Member-States of the South-East Asia Region.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Planning for the deployment of pandemic influenza vaccine. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205618