Stress Test on Logistical Aspects of COVID-19 Vaccination Deployment Plans: Final Report   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Summary: "ECDC [European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control], together with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, organised a stress test of the logistical aspects of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccination deployment plans. Twelve EU/EEA [European Economic Area] Member States participated in this stress test, a focused simulation exercise conducted in two rounds, one in mid-December 2020 and the second in early January 2021. Member States were asked to describe the deployment plans in place for delivering a vaccine with strict cold chain requirements to their target priority groups. All participating Member States were able to describe the process, albeit in varying levels of detail, reflecting that they were at different points in their planning. Most described bespoke cross-government governance arrangements where a task force had been convened to oversee the deployment. Electronic systems for logistics management and vaccination registries were described, some newly developed and others that had been used in previous vaccination programmes. Plans were also in place, or in development, to promote the vaccination campaign including using and monitoring social media to support the roll-out."

2021 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
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