Immunization is defined as the process in which a person becomes immunized and resistant to infectious diseases by giving him/her the appropriate vaccine, which in turn stimulates the immune system in the body to protect the person from infection and disease.
The vaccine program in the ACU is important because of its relevance to the lives and health of children and to its close association with the Epidemiological Surveillance Program, which was instrumental in the discovery or polio situation in Syria during the humanitarian disaster of 2011.
The program operates in a full format and within the Syrian Immunization Group (SIG) vaccine group, which is supervised by the World Health Organization (WHO), in addition to its full coordination with local health authorities and international organizations.
- Obtain a healthy generation by reaching and immunizing all children
- Rebuild and strengthen the comprehensive routine immunization program.
- Train and build capacity of cadres.
- To establish the central vaccine rooms in the governorates in coordination with local partners.
- Planning the implementation of vaccination campaigns.
- Budgeting required to implement campaigns.
- Coordinate with UNICEF to receive required vaccines and logistics and deliver them to central warehouses in governorates.
- Design and print community mobilization materials and budget coordination with UNICEF.
- Conduct exercises for members of the central chambers in the governorates before each campaign.
- Supervising and monitoring the implementation of vaccination campaigns and preparing final reports.
- Regular follow-up and supervision of comprehensive routine vaccine centers and preparation of required reports.