In areas where VAS is administered using a syrup, health workers use the same spoon to administer VAS to multiple children as the specific spoon measures the required dose to be administered. What can be done to ensure that this process is appropriate for the COVID-19 context?

In the context of COVID-19, GAVA does not recommend using the same spoon to deliver vitamin A syrup to more than one child. Following WHO guidance, equipment such as spoons should be single-use and disposable, or if one spoon is to be used for more than one child, it must be cleaned and disinfected between children (e.g. by using ethyl alcohol 70%) [9].