Dear Boost Community,
Thank you for your ongoing efforts to support immunization services in your communities in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic. The Boost team is currently compiling resources to help you during these challenging and uncertain times. Feel free to share your resources with us by either commenting on this post or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this post will be updated as we receive more information from the community.
The Boost Team
Resources from the World Health Organization
~related to immunization services
Guiding principles for immunization activities during the COVID-19 pandemic (March 26, 2020) ~ an updated is currently being prepared
Immunization in the context of COVID-19 pandemic: frequently asked questions (FAQ) (April 16, 2020) ~ available in multiple languages
Community based health care, including outreach and campaigns, in the context of COVID-19 pandemic (May 2020) ~ interim guidance
Polio eradication programme continuity planning (May 2020) ~ interim guidance
Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination and COVID-19 (April 12, 2020) ~ scientific brief
*New* Framework for decision-making: implementation of mass vaccination campaigns in the context of COVID-19 (May 22, 2020) ~ interim guidance, now available in English, Russian, Chinese and Arabic
*New* Maintaining essential health services: operational guidance for the COVID-19 context (June 1, 2020) ~ immunization specific content on pages 44-45
*New* Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Immunization during COVID-19 (June 9, 2020)
Regional guidance from EURO, AFRO, WPRO, PAHO
WHO Academy’s COVID-19 mobile learning app (available at Apple App Store and Google Play Store). The app provides mobile access to the WHO COVID-19 knowledge resources, including up-to-the-minute guidance, tools, training, and virtual workshops to support health workers in caring for patients infected by COVID-19 and protect themselves as they do their critical work.
- March 23/24: (Project ECHO) Special One Health COVID-19 Response ECHO Update Sessions - View AFROHUN and SEAOHUN Webinar Recordings
View COVID-19 FAQs from the One Health Institute at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
March 24: (Amref and Dalberg) Responding to COVID-19: Learning Session for African Leaders - Session 1 Webinar Recording | Presentation
This session has been turned into a bi-weekly series where the webinar hosts will address emerging questions on COVID-19 and provide a forum for key experts to share their knowledge. Please register in advance for the webinar series using this link. You will then receive a confirmation email with dial-in details. You are welcome to forward this invitation to other leaders who could benefit from the sessions. The next hour-long session will take place Thursday April 9, 2020 at 4:00 PM EAT. Please don't hesitate to contact us at COVID@dalberg.com or info.COVIDemail@example.com if you have any further questions.
April 8/9: (Project ECHO) Special One Health COVID-19 Response ECHO Update Sessions - View AFROHUN and SEAOHUN Webinar Recordings
- LNCT's New Resource Page Features Guidance on Immunization Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Boost Community's COVID-19 Country Guidance in our Medica Center. Guidances organized by WHO Regions and shared by immunization professionals in various countries.