To assist state and local health departments in planning for targeting vaccine during an influenza pandemic, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the following checklist. The items in the checklist include specific activities public health emergency planners and immunization programs can do to prepare for targeted pandemic influenza vaccination.
Federal, state, tribal, and local governments, communities, and the private sector have asked for updated planning guidance on who should receive vaccination early in a pandemic. This document uses pandemic severity categories based on the current US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pandemic Severity Assessment Framework.
A new UK-funded project, the Future Vaccine Manufacturing Hub, is trying a new model that will include a faster process for finding and testing vaccines alongside localized pop-up factories that can get large supplies of vaccines to people within weeks of a threat having been identified.
Based loosely on the dewars that industrial applications use to contain things like liquid nitrogen, the Arktek is a double-walled vessel with near-vacuum in between, held together with reinforced fiberglass.
A previous plan to get vaccines to Yemen was aborted because of the country’s ongoing civil war.
Developing vaccines is expensive and still does not guarantee that people who need them can get them.
Nigeria needs 1.3 million doses of vaccine, but received only 500,000 doses.