■ The preparation phase is crucial to ensuring a smooth operation.
■ The timetable is a tool for visualising and coordinating all the activities that need to be put in place in a given time frame.
■ Good coordination between medical and logistics teams is essential.
■ Whenever possible, logistics and medical stocks should be kept in the same readily accessible location with round-the-clock electricity.
■ The cold chain (storage, production, transport and monitoring) must be meticulously organised throughout the entire campaign.
■ The number of sites and teams depends on the size and density of the population to be vaccinated, the expected output per team and the duration of the campaign.
■ Team composition is standardised. All members must be trained and supervised.
■ Kit- and module-based ordering simplifies needs estimation and supply management.
■ Management tools are set up before the campaign starts, and personnel are trained to use them.
■ Vaccination quality and safety must be ensured at all levels: high quality vaccines, cold chain, AEFI reporting, waste management and personnel protection.