Introduction of the Meningococcal A Conjugate Vaccine into routine immunization in Senegal: the NITAG is getting ready
Requested by the Minister of Health to issue a recommendation on the introduction of the Meningococcal A Conjugate Vaccine into routine immunization, the Advisory Committee on Immunization in Senegal (CCVS) has established a working group to prepare a technical dossier to guide experts in their deliberations. The Working Group (WG) met in a workshop in Mbour from 12th to 14th October 2016.
With technical support from SIVAC initiative of HPID Center, the working group finalized the recommendation framework which specify critical data to support Senegal NITAG opinion on the relevance of the introduction of the meningococcal A conjugate vaccine into routine childhood immunization in Senegal. The working group also identified relevant studies from which evidence will be collected. The quality of this evidence will be assessed and data synthesized and analysed to prepare a strong technical dossier which will later form a basis for experts to make an informed decision on the subject.