This question is for all LNCT members. It follows up on the very interesting panel discussion that we heard of private sector immunization providers in Indonesia at the LNCT network-wide meeting in early July.
How does your government engage with private for-profit or non-profit immunization providers? Does the MOH distribute national immunization program vaccines to private providers at no charge? If so, what types of providers receive vaccines from the government and what populations do they serve? What requirements come with the vaccines, such as reporting to the MOH on doses administered and Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI), and restrictions on fees charged? How does the MOH handle distribution of vaccines to private providers? Is it distributed by the national government, subnational (e.g. provincial) government, or private distributors?
LNCT Network Coordinators, Elizabeth Ohadi