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Provider: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Strategy, Planning, Vaccination, Budgeting

Resource Language


Who is it for?

Policymakers or government agency officials; Rabies control program managers; Animal vaccination program personnel;




VaxPlan allows users to design vaccination campaigns and immediately see the expected cost and coverage in the dog population.

The tool helps vaccination campaign managers determine the appropriate amount of vaccine, the most effective methods for vaccine distribution, and the cost to operationalize the designed plan.

This tool is most appropriate for early-stage vaccination programs, programs that have not achieved desired coverage levels, and programs that may benefit from a mixed-methods vaccination approach.

UAR Evaluation Matrix

Vaxplan Evaluation Bar Chart

Evaluations are performed using the ‘UAR Evaluation Matrix’, a rabies-specific tool evaluation instrument adapted from the FAO-OIE-WHO Tripartite Surveillance and Information Sharing Operational Tool evaluation process and instrument.

Accessibility 9.3

Focuses on i) logistics for accessing and using the tool, ii) the platforms on which the tool runs (if applicable), iii) relevant costs, and iv) the level of user support that is provided by the developer/manufacturer.

Data collection and needs 10

Focuses on the type of data that is captured by the tool.

Data management and utility 8.7

Focuses on the data analysis and outputs provided by the tool

Data storage and protection 6

Focuses on data ownership, protection and storage.

Flexibility 7.5

Focuses on the interoperability of the tool and its adaptability for use in different contexts or scenarios.

Ease of use and training needs 7.3

Focuses on the training requirements, including the level of complexity and difficulty to navigate and understand the tool as well as the technical or operational skillsets that are required to use the tool.

Sustainability 9

Focuses on the different scenarios that indicate how sustainable the tool has been and whether it has been thoroughly field-tested for implementation.

Total Score 82.6%


Wallace RM, Undurraga EA, Gibson A, et al. Estimating the effectiveness of vaccine programs in dog populations. Epidemiol Infect. 2019;147:e247. doi:10.1017/S0950268819001158.