Viet­nam to launch digi­tised im­mu­ni­sa­tion

Southeast Asia Globe - - Healthcare Special -

A na­tion-wide sys­tem aimed at im­prov­ing im­mu­ni­sa­tion rates through dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy will be im­ple­mented at al­most 40,000 im­mu­ni­sa­tion sta­tions and health clin­ics across Viet­nam start­ing in June. The Na­tional Im­mu­ni­sa­tion In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem will be avail­able on com­put­ers, smart­phones and tablets, al­low­ing par­ents and healthcare work­ers to stay up to date on chil­dren’s im­mu­ni­sa­tion records and sched­ules. Speak­ing at the launch in Hanoi, Deputy Health Min­is­ter Nguyen Thanh Long said the move was a much-needed over­haul. “Viet­nam has some 1.7 mil­lion new­borns per year, many of whom missed their vac­ci­na­tions un­der the [pre­vi­ous] Na­tional Ex­panded Pro­gramme on Im­mu­ni­sa­tion,” he said.

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