The ministry of health is going to unveil digital immunization for Covid-19 vaccination.
Dr Willis Akhwale who is the Covid-19 vaccine advisory has confirmed the the ministry of information, communications and technology has created a platform that will be used for online applications for the vaccine.
“We are still deliberating on what to call it, it’s 100 percent developed by the government with inputs and specifications from my taskforce,” Dr Akhwale told Nation in an exclusive interview on Thursday.
How will it work?
If you’re interested in the Covid-19 vaccine all you’ll have to do is pre-register and then you’ll be notified on when you should go for your vaccine.
During the vaccination, all the records will be captured within the system
“After the first dose, the system will schedule you for your next dose and facility where you are supposed to go then again set a reminder,” the taskforce chair explained.
How much will it be?
You will be required to use either your identification number or passport number in order for you to get register online.
Dr Akhwale assured that the platform will be user friendly and quite dependable.
“When Huduma Namba comes it will also be considered but the main goal is to have a dependable, mobile friendly and super-efficient system that will not only capture data both offline and online but also support deployment of the vaccine throughout the country,”
The people who will be handling the platform will start their training next week. Dr Akhwale however refused to say much the government has spent on the digital system.
“The only thing remaining is the template the system will use to generate a certificate but that is being sorted then it should be ready in one or two weeks,” Mr Akhwale said.
Once the platform is rolled out the ministry of ICT will advice users on how to use the system especially to avoid data breach. So far it has been confirmed that the vaccine plan will be out sooner than later.
What will Kenya receive?
Earlier this month Nation revealed that Kenya was projected to receive 4,176,000 doses of Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine from GAVI-Covax according to an official interim distribution forecast.
The forecast outlines projected delivery of vaccine doses to all facility participants, with the exception of participants who have either exercised their rights to opt-out, have not submitted vaccine requests, or have not yet been allocated doses.