Some of the many lessons learned through planning and implementing VWA include:
The VWA planning process needs to begin many months before the
initiative in order to assure its success. To access copies of the
Regional VWA planning workbooks, see "country resources."
- Countries need to place VWA activities in their national budget in order to assure sufficient funding.
- National and local level launchings provide a critical political
commitment for VWA and national immunization programs, in addition to
promoting Pan Americanism.
- VWA fosters strong inter-agency cooperation that focuses on the
financial and human resources support, as well as the informational
materials, necessary for the campaign. Strategic VWA partners include:
- VWA should be viewed as an annual opportunity to renew countries' commitment to their national immunization programs.