The government's pandemic task force has required vaccination sites across the country to submit their data to the Vaccine Information Management System (VIMS) within 48 hours from the vaccination event to have a better grasp of the country's vaccination rate.
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles made the statement as the country aims to fully vaccinate a total of 77 million adults against the coronavirus (COVID-19) by the end of the first quarter of the year.
In his press briefing on Friday, January 28, Nograles said the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases made the decision after adopting specific recommendations of the Sub-Technical Working Group on VaxCertPH.
Aside from the almost immediate submission of data, all vaccination sites in the country, whether public or private, especially those without any electronic vaccine administration, are enjoined to use any of the following to facilitate the processing of their vaccination line list data:
- DICT (Department of Information and Communications Technology) Vaccine Administration System (DVAS)
- DVAS mobile
- DVAS offline
All local government units (LGUs) and their vaccination sites whether public or private, are likewise enjoined to avail of the VIMS training materials found in iadapt.pdrf.org.
Data from the National COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard showed that as of January 26, a total of 125,670,145 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.
Meanwhile, a total of 58,434,639 individuals have been fully vaccinated.