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E-Vaccination Cards coming

Guyana will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of India for the production of electronic vaccination cards soon, Health Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony, MP said on Wednesday.

During this week, we’ll be signing off the Memorandum of Understanding, which will allow us to now get the COWIN software. Once we get that COVID software, that’s going to be what we will be using,” Dr Anthony said, “So, we will migrate the electronic data that we have into that software, and then we’ll be able to produce the new cards that people would have.”

Dr Anthony said too the manual registers of vaccine distribution and vaccination booklets are currently being converted into digital format.

We have recruited staff for that purpose. We have designated special areas where we are doing all that, with the equipment and so forth, to make sure that that is happening. So that is an ongoing process.”

The vaccination book, known as the “blue book” is a common requirement for persons accessing public and other offices.