Never again vaccination certificate search: New App will in future remind you of vaccinations

Never again vaccination certificate search: New App will in future remind you of vaccinations

Because immunisation records will not be lost rarely, want low offer Saxon house physicians to their patients a new App. Aim at an open System for patients and physicians to collect vaccination records and digital data reliably exchange, informed the house medical Association of lower Saxony.

This Friday (15.30), the pilot project "impf.app" in the presence of the Minister of health, Carola Reimann (SPD) in Hannover will be presented. With vaccinations, severe disease are gradients in single fatal complications cases, even preventable, said Association chief Matthias Berndt.

Individual health insurance companies already offer similar Apps for their own Insured, the Berlin-based Robert Koch Institute has developed a vaccine App for Doctors.

Doctors, vaccinations have to enter manually in the vaccination card, made of paper

Doctors wear, but at the Moment all vaccinations yellow certificate of vaccination from paper that accompanies his whole life. Patients can not but recognize in it self, if and when you need a refresher. Often, the Vaccination card is stored somewhere at home and will not visit taken doctor.

The App is in the future to remind you when a syringe is necessary. Gaps exist according to the experts, especially in young adults. In lower Saxony, more than half of the Patients were, for example, of the so far, 87 of the reported measles cases this year, about 20 years old.

1. March is nationwide measles vaccination

1. March next year to apply for a nationwide measles vaccination. Parents then need to demonstrate prior to admission to daycare centers or schools that their children are vaccinated. To access the vaccination requirements for teachers and educators, as well as for personnel in medical facilities.

Concomitantly, the Public need to receive better information and low-threshold Impfangebote be made, said the President of the lower Saxony state health official, Matthias Pulz. The digital certificate of vaccination evaluated as positive: “welcome is every action that degrades Impfhindernisse. This also includes electronic documentation AIDS, and reminder functions.“

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