Long-term planning

As with any vaccine, planning efforts need to be reflected in the national a comprehensive multi-year plan (cMYP). WHO-UNICEF guidelines for developing a cMYP will be a useful. Specifically for maternal influenza, planning efforts may also be included in the country’s maternal and child health-care plan. To inform long-term planning, the FLUtool can be used by national officials to estimate the introduction costs for maternal influenza vaccination over several years and to feed these into the cMYP and/or into the annual plan of the EPI.