The two-month race to deliver a vaccination booking system

Health Ministry IT head Shayne Hunter says a two-month system build is achievable.
The Ministry of Health has allowed barely two months to build and implement the national covid-19 vaccination booking system that is vital to the smooth rollout of the country’s largest-ever immunisation campaign.The booking system is being built as an add-on to the Covid-19 Immunisation Register (CIR), a national database tracking who has been immunised and how often, which was deployed last December.The booking system is scheduled to be in place by the end of May. This is to allow the so-called Group 3 in the vaccination schedule to sta...

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