Protocol for a systematic review of the effects of interventions for vaccine stock management.


Division of Health Systems and Public Health, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. [Email]


Inadequate vaccine stock management in health facilities leads to vaccine stock-outs. The latter threatens the success of immunisation programmes. Countries have used various approaches to reduce stock-outs and improve vaccine availability, but we are not aware of a systematic review of these interventions. This protocol describes the methods we will use to assess the effects of existing approaches for improving vaccine stock management.


Vaccine availability,Vaccine inventory management,Vaccine shortages,Vaccine stock management,Vaccine stock-outs,Vaccine supply chain,