The document highlights the intended purpose for vaccine usage including:
- Prevention of disease and/or infection
- Emergency management to reduce spread during an outbreak
- Maintaining food security in endemically infected areas
Within the document, the Expert Group address twelve main vaccination programme components to consider for prevention and emergency management.
A key long term aim of the IEC AI Global Expert Group is to reduce the threat of Avian Influenza to commercial businesses through the implementation of excellent biosecurity and surveillance. This latest document continues to develop the IEC AI toolkit of practical guidance material, that together formulate a ‘best practice’ approach to tackling the devastating and destructive force of Avian Influenza.