Mobile App Puts Vaccination Information in the Hands of Canadians

Pioneering work led by Dr. Kumanan Wilson led to the launch of ImmunizeCA — a smartphone app that puts critical vaccination and public health information at the fingertips of Canadians. ImmunizeCA provides access to vaccination schedules based on information specific to people’s home province or territory, and to reliable, expert-approved, bilingual information about vaccinations for children, adults and travellers. It also offers useful tools such as appointment reminders and local outbreak notifications.

Development of ImmunizeCA began in 2011 when Dr. Wilson, joined forces with Cameron Bell, an electrical engineering student at McGill University, to create a 21st-century complement to the paper-based cards that serve as official vaccine records in Canada. OTTN supported the initial development of this project with a proof-of-principle grant to develop ImmunizeON — an English-only beta-version of ImmunizeCA designed for the residents of Ontario with iPhones.

ImmunizeCA is a free download for devices using iOS, Android and Android for BlackBerry. See details and video in news release. Read the article in the Ottawa Citizen.


Guest post by Paddy Moore – Communications and Public Relations, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
More detailed information on ImmunizeCA is available on its website.



About Ottawa Technology Transfer Network
The Ottawa Technology Transfer Network (OTTN) is a collaboration among academic research institutions affiliated with the University of Ottawa and who's goal is to enhance the economic impact of research commercialization through the sharing of best practices, enhanced market knowledge, student engagement and proactive industrial interation. OTTN members include the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institutie (OHRI), the Childrens' Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Unviversity of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)

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