Palace: DICT can tap third-party service provider for Covid vaccine info management | Inquirer News

Palace: DICT can tap third-party service provider for Covid vaccine info management

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 11:53 AM January 27, 2021

Harry Roque

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque during his regular online briefing. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has been authorized to tap a third-party service provider for the implementation and service management of the Philippines’ Covid-19 vaccine information management system, Malacañang said Wednesday.

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Diseases has also authorized the DICT to formulate the standards to determine the qualifications of the third-party service provider.


“[This is] to ensure the accurate, timely, and efficient distribution and administration of the Covid-19 vaccines,” Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement.


Roque explained that the functions of the Covid-19 vaccine information management system (VIMS) include the citizen vaccination capture and automation; provider management and automation; supply chain management; and VIMS dashboarding, reporting, and analytics.

“It shall be the key process automation and data capture, storage, processing, and analytics system for the immunization and administration and supply chain management of the COVID-19 vaccines,” he said.

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