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Vaccine Supply

In this video, S.D. Gupta discusses the impacts on the supply chain by the ways in which polio vaccines are package and stored. (Step 3.6)

Dr. S.D. Gupta, M.D, Ph.D, FAMS Chairman, IIHMR University, India

The reading Vaccination: rattling the supply chain discusses the advantages and disadvantages of changes in vaccine packaging policies (i.e. newer vaccines are in single or double-dose packages and vaccines are now required to have more sophisticated packaging), which has resulted in the need for additional space for cold storage.

Drawing on the reading and the lecture, respond to the following:

What considerations need to be taken into account when balancing the need for sufficient stock and necessary changes in packaging with the need for additional space going forward? Create a list of at least 3 considerations, drawing on the lecture and the reading.

Post your list in the discussion. Then respond to another’s post and order their list from the highest-priority to the lowest-priority considerations, and explain your ranking.

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