In order to appropriately time, fund and implement training efforts, training plans need to be developed, budgeted and included in the maternal influenza vaccine introduction plan, as well as in subsequent annual workplans and the comprehensive multi-year plan (cMYP). Ongoing communication between the programmes for immunization, antenatal care, women’s health, and/or sexual and reproductive health and the different levels of government is essential to boost acceptance and facilitate high vaccination coverage.

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  •  Describe the process for development of training plans for a maternal influenza vaccination program,
  •  Explain the importance of building knowledge among health professionals for maternal influenza vaccination,
  •  Identify the key components of a communications plan to support influenza vaccination for pregnant women.