PIVI’s Work with North Macedonia
North Macedonia has been engaged with PIVI since 2018, following a visit to engage stakeholders, observe the existing influenza vaccination program, and identify technical assistance needs. They have drafted a multi-year sustainability plan to guide vaccine program growth, which will include priority technical support/evaluation needs. North Macedonia conducted a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) analysis among healthcare workers in early 2019.
PIVI provided funding to assist with generation of communications materials to promote vaccination for 2018-19 influenza season, including posters, leaflets, and TV spot to promote vaccination in target risk groups (healthcare workers and elderly).
In 2020, PIVI funded additional communications materials and a TV spot to promote vaccination in target risk groups. They plan to expand vaccination posts in the future and update their multiyear influenza program plan.