“Today we move, travel, and change health care providers more than we did in previous generations. Finding old immunization information can be difficult and time-consuming. Therefore, it is critical that you keep an accurate and up-to-date record of the vaccinations you have received. Keeping an immunization record and storing it with other important documents (or in a safe place) will save you time and unnecessary hassle.”—CDC “Locating and Tracking Adult Vaccination Records”
As we emerge from the lockdowns of a pandemic, the world is thinking about vaccinations. Some COVID-19 vaccines require single and multiple doses and with the varied products and processes, there are many variations and unknowns—including speculation about booster shots and questions around mandatory records for travel. Out of all the considerations with this new landscape of vaccinations, one of the biggest is documentation.
From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website:
“Unfortunately, there is no national organization that maintains vaccination records. The CDC does not have this information. The records that exist are the ones you or your parents were given when the vaccines were administered and the ones in the medical record of the doctor or clinic where the vaccines were given.
If you need official copies of vaccination records, or if you need to update your personal records, there are several places you can look:
- Ask parents or other caregivers if they have records of your childhood immunizations.
- Try looking through baby books or other saved documents from your childhood.
- Check with your high school and/or college health services for dates of any immunizations. Keep in mind that generally records are kept only for 1-2 years after students leave the system.
- Check with previous employers (including the military) that may have required immunizations.
- Check with your doctor or public health clinic. Keep in mind that vaccination records are maintained at doctor’s office for a limited number of years.
- Contact your state’s health department. Some states have registries (Immunization Information Systems) that include adult vaccines.
SOURCE: CDC https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/vaccination-records.html
In an age of consolidated digital possibilities, these CDC suggestions reflect the current, fragmented reality of our health system. Carebook has looked at these pain points around vaccination records—including Caregiver considerations—and we’ve built a solution as part of our all-in-one digital health solution. It can be integrated into a pharmacy solution, and also within a wide range of solutions for many different industries as a core component of a person’s Personal Health Record (PHR).
With the ability to have customers, patients, or employees manually enter their COVID-19 vaccination details (editable); the ability for pharmacies to enter their vaccination details (non-editable); and a centralized HEALTH RECORDS storage system for documentation like photos and lab results—for people and loved ones (including for Caregivers and their Person(s)-in-Care) Carebook’s Vaccination Records Sync is a powerful tool.
CAREBOOK’S ALL-IN-ONE PHARMACY SOLUTION
Innovation is a key pillar at Carebook Technologies—and innovation in digital health is accelerating at an exciting pace—especially because during COVID-19, people have embraced the idea of digital solutions as a positive, permanent change in the health and wellness landscape. Highly accessible, integrated digital tech is no longer a luxury. Today’s customers, patients, employers and organizations need a people-centric, data-driven, all-in-one digital health solution.
Carebook offers a digital health platform with powerful features including medication management, caregiver, health and wellness, retail and loyalty, and more. Everything is designed to pull revenue streams together into one, single spot—your customer’s hands. Carebook is already working hard on what customers, pharmacists, and patients will need for tomorrow. Along with our medication adherence AI research, we are working with robust assessments and innovative vitals measurement technology. To find out more about how Carebook launched a future-of-pharmacy solution for a leading Canadian Pharmacy with proven increases in revenue and engagement—or to talk about fast-tracking your solution to market, please contact Howard Fried.
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