The vaccine registry system has been launched by the Department of Information and Communications Technology, which aims to consolidate local government and agency data.
The implementation of the vaccine registry system in the city of San Juan began on Tuesday, with the aim of speeding up vaccination to 10 minutes.
It will be tried by other local governments later.
Residents scheduled to be vaccinated will first get vital signs. Once the vaccinator is in good condition, he or she can register and be screened.
“Kaya bumilis kasi araw-araw, naka-sync na po iyong master list allotted for the day for vaccination. Pag upo po ni manong diyan sa vaccination center, hahanapin lang iyong pangalan niya, wala ng ini-input,” said DICT Undersecretary Manny Caintic.
According to San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora, the process of documenting the information of vaccinated residents usually takes several hours.
“Iyong added work load in terms of documentation, natanggal na. Kasi ang nangyari dati, noong mga unang araw ng pagbabakuna, kahit nagsara na iyong actual vaccination ng 5 p.m., they have to stay till about 10 p.m. just to collate all the data for the day,” said Zamora.
Vaccine registry system begins in San Juan
Because the vaccine registry system depends on internet access, DICT has promised that they will provide Internet connectivity to vaccination sites in San Juan and other cities that will use it.
Mandaluyong City is also collaborating with the DICT for better encoding of vaccinated people.
As many as 14,904 have been vaccinated since April 13 in the city, including all medical frontliners from public and private hospitals.
“Pinapaayos na sa amin ni Mayor iyong iba pang listing, like iyong A4, na ang pinauuna rito ay iyong mga vendors, iyong mga nasa supermarket, tricycle driver, jeepney drivers, iyong mga frontliners talaga na nakakasalamuha ang tao,” said Jimmy Isidro, public information chief of Mandaluyong.
As of April 13, the Philippines recorded 8,571 new cases and 137 new deaths. The country has a total of 884,783 cases, 15,286 deaths, and 703,963 recoveries.