Learning Outcomes for Study Session 5

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

  • 5.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 5.1, 5.3 and 5.4)
  • 5.2  Calculate the size of the target population in your community and forecast their vaccine needs, using three different methods. (SAQs 5.1 and 5.2)
  • 5.3  Calculate vaccine wastage rates and wastage factors and apply them to orders of vaccine stocks to minimise wastage. (SAQs 5.1 and 5.3)
  • 5.4  Calculate the minimum and maximum quantities of vaccines required for a stated supply period and manage the critical stock level effectively. (SAQ 5.4)

Study Session 5  Vaccine Supply and Stock Management

5.1  Estimating vaccine needs