The Queensland government has released an app called VacciDate, which manages vaccination dates for children aged four and over. Captured from:

The app is typically designed for families to help them stay up-to-date with their children’s vaccinations.

The app is an immunisation tool that tells you how frequently each vaccination should occur and offers facts and bust myths on immunisation.

The VacciDate app allows the user to enter a profile for each individual child, catering for up to four children. The app reminds the user of vaccination dates one month, one week and one hour prior to the scheduled vaccination appointment.

Furthermore the app records each vaccination, providing the user with a child’s complete vaccination history.

As VacciDate has only recently been launched, the reviews don’t yet reflect its usability and usefulness.

While certainly beneficial for parents and healthcare providers, VIVA! Communications hopes an app will also be launched in the not-too-distant future offering older Australians reminders to have their annual flu shot and free pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination at age 65 and for some at 70. A whole-of-life vaccination app would help improve herd immunity. 

VacciDate is readily available free-of-charge in the app store and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. To learn more click here.

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