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IT solution for vaccination organization finally found in Latvia

This week, medical authorities will start sorting vaccination records in a new single IT system called ViVat, Latvian Radio reported April 19.

 It is planned to ensure centralized processing of lists of population to be vaccinated in order to accelerate data registration and referrals to vaccination points.

So far, the formation of the single queue from all people who have applied either on manavakcina.lv or 8989 was being carried out manually. Time and place of vaccination was also determined manually, which makes the process slow from an organizational point of view.

Starting Monday, April 19, residents who have registered for vaccination on the manavakcina.lv site and who belong to one of the priority groups to be vaccinated will gradually have the opportunity to see information on the establishments and desired time, Vaccination Project Bureau representative Agnese Strazda told LR.

The new functionality of the site allows everyone in the open priority group to choose the most convenient vaccination site and the desired time interval on the site. The possibility of applying for a vaccine at a specific location and time will be available from the following week, April 26.

The system will also facilitate the registration of the fact of vaccination and the ordering of vaccines.

VivaT has been developed by leading Latvian IT companies: ZZ Dats, which has contracted Kleintech Services, Mobilly, Blue Bridge Technologies, Meditec and Rixcat.

The development of the system cost €817 500, including the development of the core of the vaccination IT solution – €473 352, integration with medical IT systems – €232 320. Additional costs include the rental of server infrastructure, the National Health Service's system-maintenance workforce, as well as the digital notification of residents.

Currently the possibility of receiving the vaccine was there for people from 4 priority groups: medics, people over 60, people with chronic diseases, people living with severely ill children and caring for severely ill people, and teachers working onsite As of April 20, a fifth of the total eight priority groups are scheduled to start vaccinating: soldiers, national guardsmen, first responders and “critical energy supply operators”.

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