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.
Effectively Introducing a New Meningococcal A Conjugate Vaccine in Africa: The Burkina Faso Experience (2012)
An article about the successful introduction of a new Group A meningococcal conjugate vaccine in Burkina Faso.
Introducing a Vaccine: Policy and Programme Considerations
A web page that brings together resources useful to address policy and programmatic aspects of introducing a new vaccine.
Featured PATH resources
HPV Vaccination in Africa: Lessons Learned From a Pilot Program in Uganda (2011)
A report that summarizes lessons learned from the introduction of an HPV vaccine in Uganda.
Page last updated: July 2013.