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Emory Researchers Introduce New Vaccine App for Smartphones

Researchers from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University have developed a new iOS-compatible mobile app called, ReadyVax that contains up-to-date information about vaccines and vaccination information. Development of the app was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Emory Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC).

Dr. Saad Omer, associate professor of global health and Dr. Robert Bednarczyk, assistant professor of global health both at the Rollins School of Public lead the project. The app, available on iTunes, provides regularly updated data on vaccine recommendations and vaccine safety. At each start-up, the latest information is downloaded to the user’s version of ReadyVax.  It also includes the ability to notify users in real-time of important vaccine-related updates.

“We wanted to create a single, trusted, go-to vaccine resource,” says Dr. Bednarczyk who is also lead developer for ReadyVax. “ReadyVax applies to routine vaccine use but is also a helpful resource in case of emergency.”

ReadyVax key features include:

“We have designed the ReadyVax app to be used by both health care providers and health care users,” explains Dr. Omer.   “Users can customize the presentation of data, with a single click, to suit their information needs. We believe that this app puts us one step closer to initiating a true understanding through accessible and accurate information regarding vaccinations.”

The ReadyVax app is available on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/readyvax/id957851259?mt=8