Considerations for Integrating COVID-19 Vaccination into Immunisation Programmes and Primary Health Care for 2022 and Beyond


Understanding the key considerations for integrating COVID-19 vaccination into immunisation programme services, primary health care, and other relevant health services.


National and subnational public health planners, immunisation programme managers responsible for COVID-19 vaccination and/or essential programmes on immunisation (EPI), those overseeing PHC programmes, and global, regional and country level partners and stakeholders can use this guidance to understand the risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination integration and to identify approaches for integrated service delivery.


WHO and UNICEF developed this guidance, which lays out key programmatic considerations – including risks and benefits – of moving from conducting mass COVID-19 vaccination campaigns to integrating COVID-19 vaccination into immunisation programmes, primary health care (PHC), and other relevant health services for 2022 and beyond. Country experiences with COVID-19 vaccination integration are also summarized.

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