Avian Influenza H7N9 Project Instructions
This is a 4-part project. Review the Background Information document, which contains descriptions of the origins of a novel avian influenza threat that began in the winter of 2013, and the fictional scenario based in Zambia suggesting a potential for development of a more serious epidemic situation.
Part 3: Designing a Mass Vaccination Campaign (Due Sep 17, 2017)
You will assume a pandemic of avian influenza is imminent if the outbreak cannot be confined to the geographic area identified in the fictional scenario. You must design a culturally appropriate campaign and write a 5-page paper in current AMA format describing the vaccination campaign using a newly available vaccine believed to have a 90% efficacy. All aspects of the campaign from vaccine acquisition, shipment, storage, distribution, and documentation must be addressed. Diagrammatic models may be appropriate to fully communicate the plan. The paper must be cited, but references are restricted to World Health Organization, UNICEF, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Medical Journal of Zambia, and Zambian governmental documents related to vaccination strategies.