Global demand for influenza vaccines increases due to COVID-19, making good forecasting crucial
UNICEF emphasizes the importance for countries to forecast and finance their influenza vaccine requirements as soon as possible before the upcoming influenza season as the global demand for influenza vaccines increases due to COVID-19.
A supply note has been released addressing key issues related to the vaccine production cycle, procurement, and supply information to enable countries the timely access to the vaccines in the required quantities
Countries in the southern hemisphere that plan to procure seasonal influenza vaccine through UNICEF are required to ensure that cost estimates are accepted by early October 2020, for delivery in April-June 2021. For countries in the northern hemisphere, cost estimates should be submitted by mid-November 2020, for delivery in September - November 2021.