Best Practices for Planning a Vaccination Campaign for an Entire Population

These best practices of vaccination campaigns for an entire population have been developed from experiences of polio vaccination campaigns conducted in the Congo, Namibia and Tajikistan.

Basically, the activities expand on the planning elements used in polio vaccination campaigns for children, but are on a much larger scale and include effective social mobilization because adults are not usually part of vaccination campaigns. Delivery operations include fixed sites, house-to-house teams and transit teams.

Above all, to reach the entire population, the campaign’s timing and location must be convenient for local communities whose members are often at work during the day and should not have to travel long distances for access.

This document covers delivery strategy as well as planning and preparation.

Last modified: May 27, 2022

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