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Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network

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  • November 27, 2020
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Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health & GS-III – Sci & Tech

In news

  • The Indian government is using eVIN (Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network) in association with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to identify primary beneficiaries and vaccine distribution networks.

Key takeaways

  • eVIN is an indigenously developed technology. 
  • It digitises vaccine stocks and monitors the temperature of the cold chain through a smartphone application.
  • The innovative eVIN was first launched across 12 states in 2015 to support better vaccine logistics management at cold chain points.
  • eVIN supports the central government’s Universal Immunization Programme by providing real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows, and storage temperatures across all cold chain points across states and UTs.

Do you know?

  • The government has begun its preparations for introduction of Covid-19 vaccine and a National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 (NEGVAC) has been formed as the highest group that will guide the strategies for vaccine introduction.

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