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Jakarta Post

Managing vaccines at your grip

  • Nadine Hassan


Jakarta   /   Fri, October 23 2020   /  01:00 am
One shot, many benefits: A health worker vaccinates a toddler to increase his immunity in an integrated healthcare service post in Sukaurip village in the West Java regency of Indramayu on Monday. Vaccination programs often face opposition, which is why the role of community figures, including religious leaders, is key. (Antara/Dedhez Anggara)

Amid the digital transformation, we have come to an era where solutions are based on innovating technologies. In the healthcare industry, an efficient supply chain is critical to saving lives. This calls for a pivotal transition toward digitizing the healthcare supply chain to increase efficiency and strengthen supply chain and inventory management to provide quality health care for all and eventually achieve targets to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as part of the national health plan. How has the pandemic affected vaccine care for children? According to a United Nations Children Fund and Health Ministry report, ever since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in March, vaccine coverage for children has been declining. With emphasis toward tackling COVID-19, the report showed that 84 percent of health facilities’ immunization services have been disrupted by the COVID-1...