KOMPAS.com – The complete basic immunization records of children, which previously used the Maternal and Child Health (KIA) book, will turn into digital records. The child’s basic immunizations will be recorded in the PeduliLindung application.
This was conveyed by the Minister of Health (Menkes) Budi Gunadi Sadikin during the National Child Immunization Month (BIAN) activity.
“Vaccination data is usually written on a card or written in the MCH book, as a result sometimes it is lost or forgotten. Some foreign universities require a history of vaccination as a child, have they been vaccinated against polio or not, have been vaccinated against diphtheria or not,” said Budi, Thursday. (12/5/2022).
He said that this year, the Ministry of Health wanted to fully digitize the complete basic immunization process for children. So that all children who have been immunized will be recorded and have a digital electronic vaccination certificate.
Minister of Health Budi said immunization data was not yet available in the government’s digital system. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health only records accumulated data, and detailed reports are only available to health facilities that carry out immunizations.
“As a result, if the person concerned changes schools, or moves to another city, it will be difficult. In our experience, KIA books can’t always be stored until the person concerned is an adult, sometimes they get lost too,” he said.
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Basic immunization of children recorded in PeduliLindung is a program to digitize MCH books into the application.
According to the Minister of Health, Budi, the program was formed because the old system made it difficult for people to access basic immunization history again.
This program also reflects on the recording of the Covid-19 vaccination, which is easily accessed by the public on the application.
He explained that this system is similar to collecting data on the Covid-19 vaccine, where children who have been immunized will be registered at PeduliLindugi.
Thus, they can always access the data according to the immunizations that have been given.
However, he has not explained in detail when the digitization of the basic immunization program will be implemented. Budi only said that the digitization of the data was in the preparation stage.
He also hopes to be able to apply the digitization of MCH to PeduliLindungi, as soon as the national immunization program starts.
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