PIVI’s Work with Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan joined PIVI in 2017. Kyrgyzstan is scheduled to receive vaccine for up to 105,000 people in 2017. The Ministry of Health in Kyrgyzstan is working with PIVI to plan a comprehensive train-the-trainer training for epidemiologists and immunologists/vaccinators (three staff per district), with support from the WHO country office and World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO EURO). The training will provide an overview of the influenza virus and how the vaccine protects against it. The training will also include instructions for administering the multi-dose influenza vaccine, best practices for reporting any adverse events following vaccination, and vaccine storage and waste management. PIVI, CDC, and WHO EURO are working together to help develop presentations and other useful materials for this training.