Armenia

Armenia

WHO Region: European region World Bank Income Group:  Lower-middle-income country Gavi Co-financing Status: Fully self-financing Immunisation System Highlights:

  • Strong political commitment exists for the national immunisation programme, and a working agreement between the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance calls for the budget line for vaccines and injection supplies to be maintained, even if other areas need to be cut
  • The Ministry of Finance disburses funds for vaccines and injection supplies early in the fiscal year in order to ensure timely procurement through UNICEF Supply Division
  • To address vaccine hesitancy in some segments of the population, the Ministry of Health regularly monitors social media and promptly responds to concerns on vaccine efficacy and safety