St Lucia-based Digitised Solutions Limited has announced the creation of a user-friendly software to help with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine across the region.
The software, named I-Vax, is a web application which was developed to effectively implement and monitor vaccination programmes.
According to the I-Vax developers, the software will enable the easy identification of those vaccinated, with users required to input their date of birth and a valid national ID number.
This information will then be validated against national databases to prevent invalid registration.
“I-Vax is estimated to take 6 weeks for a phased rollout at an affordable cost that is tailored to the client’s needs.”– I-Vax representative
The software will also allow users to schedule a vaccination appointment based on available time slots configured for the vaccination site and, when even send reminders for follow-up vaccination.
The company says that it has plans to work closely with local clinicians among other healthcare professionals to capture other information that could be useful in the fight against COVID-19. This includes the collection of post-vaccination observations and self-reporting of suspected cases of adverse and side-effects by those vaccinated.
“Although I-Vax could be an integral part of the government’s short- to-long-term strategy that guarantees effective use of limited state resources, a high-quality communications plan is key to its success,” a company representative said.
“As such, we have developed an I-Vax communications strategy that ensures a high measure of public outreach and consistent messaging on the importance of registering for the vaccine. I-Vax is estimated to take 6 weeks for a phased rollout at an affordable cost that is tailored to the client’s needs. The cost includes software development, high-quality video tutorials and campaign promotional material for television, radio and print,” added the company rep.