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[May 04, 2014]

App to remind parents of vaccinations [Times of Oman]

(Times of Oman Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Muscat: The Ministry of Health has launched a smartphone app designed to remind parents of their children's vaccination schedules by sending a voice mail and a text message.

Dr. Idris Saleh Al Obaidani, director of the Communicable Diseases Surveillance & Control Department, said: "By using this app, you can create a profile by filling the required data such as name, date of birth, address, etc. Options of next follow-up are also included to act as a reminder for parents." The Ministry of Health, represented by the Communicable Diseases Surveillance & Control Department, recently organised a workshop on how to use Immunisation Follow-up Programme on these gadgets.

Participants included Immunisation Programme Supervisors, EPI nurses in health establishments, and heads of Health Education departments from different governorates of the Sultanate.

The app provides full access to all the needed information regarding communicable diseases.

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