Mass vaccinations against COVID-19 are still continuing around the world, but not everything will always go smoothly. One of the real problems is the vaccine doses that may be wasted-because they have reached the vaccination point and have been properly prepared, but the patient has not been vaccinated for some reason.
In Poland, in this case, it is actually necessary to keep in touch with the selected vaccination site. Then, patients “on the street” can be vaccinated, otherwise the vaccine dose will have to be wasted. Facts have proved that this problem has been solved abroad by using Web or mobile applications.
An example is the program Collaborator Recently launched in FranceIt was created for this purpose. The app connects those willing to be vaccinated with experts who know the unused dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In this way, no dose is wasted, and at the same time the whole process is faster. The important thing is that, in fact, for this reason, some people can be vaccinated in no order and can enjoy immunity earlier. No one will lose anything because of this.
The system is very popular. According to the creators, more than 100,000 people registered here within a few days of the premiere. The personnel, 4 days after the start, have been vaccinated for the first time. On Twitter, stories of specific patients were shared, including the 72-year-old who expressed his hope to be vaccinated on April 2 and was vaccinated two days later that could have been wasted.
Importantly, the French application is not the first attempt to solve this problem. Earlier in the United States, the Dr.B website was established for the purpose of taking care of vaccines that may expire. Unfortunately, access is limited to US users, so if you want to view the website from Poland, you should use a VPN.
The principle of operation is the same as in the French application. Interested patients register on the website and fill in the form to get the appropriate “priority” to receive the vaccine. Then, the vaccination will provide information about the overdose and ask the patient to inject it, and he must visit the clinic at a specific time.
As can be seen from these examples, the whole thing can be effectively organized so as not to waste valuable vaccine doses and avoid the chaos found in our country now. However, so far, these solutions are among the few solutions, not only missing in Poland.
There are already several formal vaccination registration methods in China, and you can register online through the website Patient.gov.pl.When mass vaccination starts here at the end of last month, the system will He refuses to obey. However, in the end it resumed normal operation, but its current function does not allow you to take care of the vaccine on a regular basis. Unfortunately, if there is no applicant, this will be wasted.
According to virologists, living in a reality where vaccination is the only way to get rid of the pandemic, we should do our best in the near future to optimize the supply chain and subsequent dose distribution, and implement the application. Of course, every country can only help with this. Let us take the United States and France as examples, where similar solutions work.