scoop.co.nz 12 Mar, 2021 00:00 am

Govt’s IT Systems Aren’t Ready For Vaccine Rollout

Govt’s IT Systems Aren’t Ready For Vaccine Rollout
It is worrying that on the eve of the largest vaccination programme New Zealand has ever seen, three of the four key parts to our vaccine IT system aren’t ready to go, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “We’re ...

Scoop i Parliament Govt’s IT Systems Aren’t Ready For Vaccine Rollout It is worrying that on the eve of the largest vaccination programme New Zealand has ever seen, three of the four key parts to our vaccine IT system aren’t ready to go, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says.“We’re about to undertake the biggest vaccination programme in living memory and our IT systems are nowhere near ready.“It’s not like a large-scale vaccination programme is a new idea.Mr Bishop says a mass vaccination programme has always been on the cards and the Government should have been preparing long ago to avoid any delays once vaccines arrived.

” There are four key parts to our vaccine IT system, they are: Immunisation system – this records who has received the vaccine.Booking system – this allows people to book a slot to get a vaccination Recall system – since the Pfizer vaccination requires two doses we need to be able to notify people to come and get their second shot Inventory management – this is very important as it tracks where the actual vaccines are The recall system and inventory management are both still in development, and while a provider has been selected for the booking system, it’s still not up and running.

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