South Africa to use online platform to track COVID-19 vaccination
The government will use an electronic system to keep track of everyone receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as South Africa prepares for its historic mass vaccination.
Health Department Acting Director of Operations (COO) Milani Wolmarans said the Electronic Vaccine Data System (EVDS) will allow the department to capture all relevant data associated with the administration of the vaccine.
“The system is a secure data platform built on an enterprise architecture that complies with national and international security standards,” explained Wolmarans.
The chief operating officer announced this during a public health webinar chaired by Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize on COVID-19 vaccine inoculation on Wednesday.
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