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Electronic immunization information systems: a case report of lessons learned from implementation in Pakistan


Pakistan ranks third globally in the number of unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children, and Sindh province has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. Electronic census-based immunization information systems have the potential to bolster traditional immunization service delivery mechanisms, but literature has largely not focused on implementation at scale in Pakistan.

This is a case report of technical support provided to the Sindh Department of Health/Expanded Program on Immunization (DOH/EPI) from 2015 to 2017 to strengthen routine immunization (RI). The program developed an immunization information system used by district health officers to register and track individual immunization status, improve vaccine logistics, and generate more accurate population estimates and vaccination targets. 

Authors: Erin Sullivan, Tariq Masood, Wajiha Javed, Katharine Bagshaw, Steve Ollis, Presha Regmi, Syed Muhammad Akbar Gardezi

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