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Table 4 Type of wastage for Lyophilised vaccines

From: Vaccine wastage in The Gambia: a prospective observational study

Vaccine hf Number of doses (Actual numbers) Type of vaccine wastage (Percentagesa)
Received Opened Immunised Total wasted Expiry VVM breakage Missing Unused Other
Discard after 6 h
 BCG C01 3660 3260 2172 1094 0 0 0 0.3 99.5 0.2
F01 780 800 218 582 0 0 0 0 100 0
L01 1300 1600 543 1057 0 0 0 0 99.7 0.3
N01 820 860 469 411 0 0 4.9 0 95.1 0
 Measles C01 5400 5082 5020 230 0 0 0 0 100 0
F01 750 720 579 173 0 0 0 0 94.2 5.8
L01 1360 1660 1451 254 0 0 0 0 100 0
N01 950 770 656 131 0 0 0 0 100 0
 Yellow C01 2560 2420 2098 376 0 0 2.7 0 94.7 2.6
 fever F01 490 500 291 223 0 0 4.5 0 95.5 0
L01 970 990 650 339 0 0 0 0 97.9 2.1
N01 500 520 431 120 0 0 0 0 91.7 8.3
  1. tOPV switched to bOPV from mid-April, IPV introduced in Apr 2016 during the study, initially 10 dose without VVM, replaced with a 10-dose vial with VMM, others include spillage, breakage of vaccine diluent etc. hf health facility, apercentage = (number doses wasted in each category/total wasted for that vaccine)X 100