COVID-19 vaccination: supply and logistics guidance: interim guidance, 12 February 2021


The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for countries to:

  • develop and strengthen supply chain strategies to receive, store, distribute and manage COVID-19 vaccines and their ancillary products;
  • distribute COVID-19 vaccines from port of entry up to the most remote vaccination sites;
  • ensure the quality, efficacy, proper tracking, reporting of vaccine utilization and safety of COVID-19 vaccines throughout the supply chain;
  • assess, design and implement appropriate waste management mechanisms to safely treat and dispose waste while protecting the environment and populations;
  • strengthen appropriate cold chain and logistics requirements, including reverse logistics; and
  • provide tools to support country readiness activities.