ProVac’s toolkit is a web-based, open access platform on a single e-toolkit website to expand the use of ProVac tools. ProVac’s toolkit includes decision-support tools and models, methodological guidance and a technical cooperation platform. This toolkit has been tested, reviewed by expert panels and widely implemented in LAC.
Through this website, ProVac web-users will have access to guidance documents, general information and training materials. This will also include space to identify and register users, communicate with users (email), describe the models (UNIVAC, COSTVAC) and for users to download the tools.
UNIVAC is a single universal vaccine impact and cost-effectiveness decision support model with a standardized, accessible Excel-based interface and a familiar set of input steps and outputs. Input estimates of age-specific disease burden, age/dose specific vaccine coverage and effectiveness allow for a simple evaluation of direct vaccination impact on health outcomes.
Additional input parameters can be included to evaluate indirect effects, which may be important for the evaluation of several vaccines. The tool features automated calculations, options for sensitivity analysis and automatically generated results charts and figures.
COSTVAC is an Excel-based toolkit that provides structured guidance on how to estimate the cost of routine immunization from a sample of health facilities and administrative levels of the health system. This toolkit provides guidance on sampling, survey instrument development and administration, and calculations.
It was developed to help countries more precisely document the shared resource use between the immunization program and other health service provision. Users can define the perspective and scope of the analysis.