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"THE BOOK OF VVM: Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow" is now available for free download

The story of a time and temperature indicator (vaccine vial monitor) that has dramatically changed the course of vaccine management practices as well as shaped the future of cold chain, THE BOOK OF

Solving immunization supply chain challenges with blockchain technology?

I am really interested in the potential benefits that blockchain technology could bring to immunization. There have been many discussions on vaccine packaging and barcoding as

Visibility for Health Systems: Adoption of Global Data Standards (GS1)

Dear colleagues,  Please find attached from the Interagency Supply Chain Group.  Kind regards,  Hitesh  Coordinator for the Interagency Supply Chain Group

Feasibility and Limitations of Vaccine Two-Dimensional Barcoding Using Mobile Devices

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Tanzania leading the way with barcodes on vaccine packaging

by Daniel Thornton, GAVI; Henry Mwanyika, PATH; Drew Meek, WHO; Ulrike Kreysa, GS1 A project in Tanzania is exploring how best to implement barcodes on vaccine packaging. By adding barcodes to the

2D Vaccine Barcode Pilot (CDC)

[i]Cross-posted from the [url=http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/iis/activities/2D-Vaccine-Barcoding.html]CDC website[/url] with thanks.[/i] In September 2011, CDC initiated a pilot project to te

Is it time to start barcoding vaccine labels?

[i]by Drew Meek, WHO/QSS; Sheila Cattell, IFPMA; and Joanie Robertson, PATH[/i] In the packaged food and consumer products industries, barcodes have become a way of life. Most large supermarkets ar

In order to unify the labeling requirements for COVID-19 vaccines that will be supplied through the Access to COVID-19 Tools (Act) Accelerator, draft models for the vial labels and packaging have been proposed by the World Health Organization and...

BACKGROUND Two-dimensional (2D) barcoding has the potential to enhance documentation of vaccine encounters at the point of care. However, this is currently limited to environments equipped with dedicated barcode scanners and compatible record...

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Accurately recording vaccine lot number, expiration date, and product identifiers, in patient records is an important step in improving supply chain management and patient safety in the event of a recall. These data are...

Background: Two-dimensional (2D) barcoding has the potential to enhance documentation of vaccine encounters at the point of care. However, this is currently limited to environments equipped with dedicated barcode scanners and compatible record...

BACKGROUND: As part of a series of feasibility studies following the development of Canadian vaccine barcode standards, we compared barcode scanning with manual methods for entering vaccine data into electronic client immunization records in public...

BACKGROUND: In mass vaccination campaigns- large volumes of data must be managed efficiently and accurately. In a reactive oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign in rural Haiti during an ongoing epidemic- we used a mobile health (mHealth) system to...

The piloting of using barcodes in the vaccine management process in Tanzania is described in a presentation.

BACKGROUND: Electronic Health Records (EHR) are widely believed to improve quality of care and effectiveness of service delivery. Use of EHR to improve childhood immunization rates has not been fully explored in an ambulatory setting. OBJECTIVE: To...

BACKGROUND: As part of a series of feasibility studies following the development of Canadian vaccine barcode standards- we compared barcode scanning with manual methods for entering vaccine data into electronic client immunization records in public...

In the United States recording accurate vaccine lot numbers in immunization records is required by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and is necessary for public health surveillance and implementation of vaccine product recalls. However- this...

Immunization information systems (IIS) are confidential- computerized- population-based systems that collect and consolidate vaccination data from vaccination providers and provide important tools for designing and sustaining effective immunization...

Immunisation registers have the capacity to capture data on the administration of vaccine doses at the individual level within the population and represent an important tool in assessing immunisation coverage and vaccine uptake. In 1999- the...

BACKGROUND: In response to the need for improved quality of vaccine inventory and client immunization records- barcodes containing a unique identifier and lot number will be placed on all vaccine vials in Canada. We conducted feasibility studies to...

We describe the Murcia regional vaccination register in Spain- which was set up in 1991- detailing its main features- advantages and limitations. We also report on some recent special actions carried out that led to an improvement in vaccination...

A free iPhone app was designed to help parents in Ontario track their children's vaccination records. It was launched in the iTunes app store on 20 November 2012. There were 4867 downloads in the following 12 months. We observed that downloads of...

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