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Volume 28, Supplement—December 2022

CDC’s COVID-19 International Vaccine Implementation and Evaluation Program and Lessons from Earlier Vaccine Introductions

Heidi M. SoetersComments to Author , Reena H. Doshi, Monica Fleming, Oluwasegun Joel Adegoke, Uzoamaka Ajene, Brooke Noel Aksnes, Sarah Bennett, Erin F. Blau, Julie Garon Carlton, Sara Clements, Laura Conklin, Melissa Dahlke, Lindsey M. Duca, Leora R. Feldstein, Jane F. Gidudu, Gavin Grant, Margaret Hercules, Ledor S. Igboh, Atsuyoshi Ishizumi, Sara Jacenko, Yinka Kerr, Nuadum M. Konne, Shibani Kulkarni, Archana Kumar, Kathryn E. Lafond, Eugene Lam, Ashley T. Longley, Margaret McCarron, Apophia Namageyo-Funa, Nancy Ortiz, Jaymin C. Patel, Robert T. Perry, Dimitri Prybylski, Prianca Reddi, Omar Salman, Courtney N. Sciarratta, Talya Shragai, Akshita Siddula, Ester Sikare, Dieula Delissaint Tchoualeu, Denise Traicoff, Alexandra Tuttle, Kerton R. Victory, Aaron Wallace, Kirsten Ward, Man Kai Alyssa Wong, Weigong Zhou, W. William Schluter, David L. Fitter, Anthony Mounts, Joseph S. Bresee, and Terri B. Hyde
Author affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

CDC priority technical areas to support global COVID-19 vaccine implementation through the COVID-19 International Vaccine Implementation and Evaluation (CIVIE) program

Technical area Examples of CDC-supported activities
Vaccine policy development Assist with data review to inform prioritization and planning for vaccination of risk groups

Support and strengthen national-level decision making and National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups via trainings and workshops
Program planning Support microplanning for populations targeted for vaccination

Help design logistical and distribution plans for different vaccination scenarios or products
Vaccine confidence and demand Develop and provide standard tools for country-level adaptation to collect data on behavioral and social barriers to vaccine uptake
Provide support to assess and manage the effect of infodemics* on vaccine confidence and uptake

Provide messaging and communications technical assistance, materials, and tools
Data management and use
Provide technical assistance to rapidly assess, develop, implement, and monitor data management systems and tools used for COVID-19 vaccine introduction and safety monitoring
Workforce development Conduct rapid performance assessments to understand workforce-related barriers and facilitators to delivering COVID-19 vaccine

Provide evidence-based tools and techniques for improving supervision
Vaccine safety Strengthen passive or enhanced surveillance for adverse events following immunization
Use active surveillance or special studies to address key questions on COVID-19 vaccine safety

Ensure preparedness to respond to safety events through vaccine-related event response planning
Evaluation Support post-introduction evaluations using standard WHO tools
Conduct targeted evaluations of vaccine effectiveness to address key global evidence gaps

*Infodemic, “overabundance of information during a disease outbreak” (17).

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