Mercury (Hobart)

Software to keep an eye on worker jabs


VACCINATIO­N-tracking software is to be sent to Australian companies to allow employers to keep tabs on staff vaccinatio­ns.

It comes as research shows two-thirds of workers are comfortabl­e with employers storing their vaccinatio­n records – however, legal experts warn of potential privacy issues.

Created by Melbourneb­ased tech firm Ento, the Australia-first tool, VaxTrack, is already being configured for workplaces – including childcare, aged care and labour hire.

Ento chief customer officer Ami Price-Gagnon said the tool had received interest from many industries and states.

“It’s a single tool that lets employees upload proof of vaccinatio­n, can block employees from being rostered on to certain shifts if their vaccine requiremen­ts are not met, and gives employers visibility of how much of their workplace is vaccinated,” she said.

“We can also set up expiry dates on vaccines (to alert) if booster shots become needed.”

She said most of the businesses to opt in were in childcare, aged care and labour hire, but she predicted hospitalit­y would soon be added to the list.

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