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Swiss Government Promotes Use of Electronic Vaccination Record

Country Correspondent: Lars Hemkens

A project started by the Swiss government in 2011 to promote the newly developed electronic vaccination record has so far engaged 214,000 people, or 2.5 percent of the population, in using it. The vaccination record is a key element of the Swiss government’s Health 2020 strategy. Just like the conventional vaccination card, the electronic record provides users with an overview of previous vaccinations — but with a few clear advantages: the electronic system can provide reminders for recommended or missing vaccinations; it is centrally stored and therefore cannot be lost; and it allows people to access their information when traveling or during emergencies.

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