New pilot project in Ottawa offers mobile solution for immunization reporting

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015

If you forgot to report your child's immunization information to Ottawa Public Health (OPH), a new smartphone tool can help. A new test feature on the ImmunizeCA app will give Ottawa parents of children under the age of 15 the option of using their iPhones or iPads to digitally report their child's immunization to OPH.

"This pilot is the beginning of the next generation of immunization systems, where mobile technologies empower people to hold and share their family's vaccination records," states Dr. Kumanan Wilson, who is Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, an internal medicine specialist at The Ottawa Hospital and a professor at the University of Ottawa. “It will help public health teams get the information they need to better protect the public from vaccine-preventable diseases.”

This new test feature is being launched during National Immunization Awareness Week, which runs from April 25 to May 2, 2015.

For more information, please view the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute press release.

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