Vaccine Wastage Assessment After Introduction of Open Vial Policy in Surat Municipal Corporation Area of India.

@article{Patel2015VaccineWA,
  title={Vaccine Wastage Assessment After Introduction of Open Vial Policy in Surat Municipal Corporation Area of India.},
  author={Prakash Babubhai Patel and Jayesh J Rana and Sunil G Jangid and Neha R. Bavarva and Manan J Patel and Raj Kumar Bansal},
  journal={International journal of health policy and management},
  year={2015},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={
          233-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND As per the vaccine management policy of the Government of India all vaccine vials opened for an immunization session were discarded at the end of that session, irrespective of the type of vaccine or the number of doses remaining in the vial prior to 2013. Subsequently, open vial policy (OVP) was introduced in 2013 and should reduce both vaccine wastage as well as governmental healthcare costs for immunization. This study evaluates the vaccine wastage after introduction of the OVP and… CONTINUE READING
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