$3.5-M immunization mobile app project to include services for newcomers, refugees – Canadian Government Executive

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April 25, 2016

$3.5-M immunization mobile app project to include services for newcomers, refugees

Enhancements will enable catch-up of vaccination records for new immigrants and refugees.

The government is spending $3.5 million to improve an existing immunization mobile app so that services for new immigrants and refugees can be added to the tool.

ImmunizeCA was launched back in 2014 to help people store and manage the vaccination records, and now a collaborative project led by researchers from the Ottawa Hospital with the support of the Canadian Public Health Association, Immunize Canada, and the Better Outcomes Registry and Network at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, phase two of the project aims to enhance and expand the capabilities of the tool. 

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Nestor Arellano

Nestor is a Toronto-based journalist who specializes in writing about technology and business. He is the editor of Vanguard Magazine and the associate editor of IT in Canada and a regular contributor to CGE.

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