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Cross-posted from GIN with thanks! In October 2014, an immunization app developed by Chile’s National Immunization Programme in collaboration with a local university, was selected to represent the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a national innovation competition. The app InfoVacunas is free and provides users with information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent; the location of vaccination centres using a map tool; and immunization news and information about ongoing campaigns, including frequent Q&A’s about hot topics. It is a tool to help parents (and adults themselves) know what vaccines are due and when, based on the sex and the date of birth of the user. It can send alerts to the user about the due date for each vaccine. Since its launch in April 2014, InfoVacunas has been downloaded by over 4,000 people. In the future, the MOH plans to link this app to the country’s National Immunization Registry. InfoVacunas is representing Chile’s MOH in “Innovation Challenges for the Public Sector 2014” (Desafíos de Innovación para el Sector Público 2014), a a national innovation competition. A web page is available to learn more about this app, and the app itself can be downloaded here: http://apps.gob.cl/apps/infovacunas.html


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