Montserrat One Step Closer to Implementing Electronic Immunization Registry

Montserrat has move one step closer to implementing an electronic immunization registry 

Nurses and Administrators from the Ministry of Health, with support from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), completed a two-day training on the electronic immunization registry last Friday.  

The training was facilitated by PAHO Consultant, Hayden Hopkin from the Ministry of Health in Grenada  

The electronic immunization registry, once implemented, will enable the Ministry of Health to better manage and monitor vaccination data for children on Montserrat.   

11 persons, including nurses and administrators, benefited from the training programme, which required them to begin the process of entering previously collected immunization information into the system.

Hopkin explained that the electronic immunization registry would bring Montserrat on par with the regional standards established by the PAHO.   

He says PAHO is looking to standardize the information system and registry.  

Following the training on Montserrat, the data entered into the registry will have to verified and the Ministry of Health will determine a ‘go live’ date for the system.  Once launched Montserrat will become the fourth island in the region to implement the electronic immunization registry.   

Meantime, Community Nursing Manager Violet Brown says she expects the system to be fully implemented or ‘go live’ in January 2019, emphasizing that there are several benefits to be derived from the implementation of the system.   

The registry has been implemented in St. Kitts, the Turks and Caicos Islands and Grenada.