Appendix 36. Vaccination site organisation

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    Area Location   Equipment Staff Duties
      Waiting Spacious, shaded area
    • For shade: tarps, shade cloth
    • Drinking water and cups
    • Megaphone + batteries
    • Volunteers

     Informing the population (age group targeted by the vaccination).

    • Organizing the queues.
    • Maintaining order.
    Sorting When joining the queue  
    • Ropes/barrier tape
    • Stakes
    • Verifying children’s ages according to the target population.
    • Organizing the queues and explaining the path to follow.

    At the entrance to the site; spacious, sheltered area

    • Tables and chairs
    • Vaccination cards
    • Pens and date stamps
    • People who can read and write (teachers, administrative staff)
    • Filling out the vaccination cards.
    • Explaining the card’s importance.
    • Answering any questions
    Vitamin A After registration  
    • 200,000 IU retinol capsules
    • Volunteer
    • Administering the age-appropriate dose.
    Vaccination After vitamin A distribution  
    • Tables and chairs
    • Water, soap, hand towel (handwashing)
    • Sharps container, trash bags
    • Injection supplies, cotton wool, scissors, kidney dish, water
    • Vaccine carrier
    • Cold box (vaccines and diluents)
    • Nurses
    • Student nurses
    • Midwives
    • Health workers trained in vaccination
    • Cleaning the skin with water.
    • Vaccinating.


    Calm area away from the circuit and near the vaccinator

    • Checking the vaccines and diluents (expiry date, name of vaccine, appearance).
    • Reconstituting the vaccines.
    • Keeping the reconstituted vaccines in the cold chain (vaccine carrier foam pad).
    • Preparing the ADSs and giving them directly to the vaccinator.

    Close to the preparers Secure, shaded area

    • For shade: tarps, shade cloth (if outdoor site)
    • Injection supplies (syringes, gloves, etc.)
    • Cold chain (storage, transport)
    • Safety boxes, trash bags
    • Water
    • Logistics officer
    • Managing the stock (vaccines, injection supplies, etc.) and supply.
    • Watching over the cold chain.
    Waste storage Secure area  
    • Work gloves
    • Gathering safety boxes/bins.

    At the point of exit, near the vaccinators

    • Tables and chairs
    • Clipboard, tally sheets and pens
    • People who can read and write (teachers, administrative staff)
    • Filling in the tally sheet.
    • Directing vaccinated people toward the exit.