The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has introduced an enhanced version of the AlHosn app. This advanced edition now maintains meticulous vaccination records for children, encompassing their birth through to the age of 18. MoHAP anticipates that this refinement will substantially augment the child vaccination coverage throughout the nation.
Initially, the AlHosn app was designated as the UAE’s official application for contact tracing and health assessments during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, it has transitioned to serve as the national digital platform dedicated to vaccinations.
According to MoHAP, this current update provides a plethora of digital tools, enabling families to efficiently monitor their children’s vaccination progress. Moreover, this modification assures users’ access to precise and dependable data, a result of the joint endeavors between MoHAP and regional health institutions.
Dr. Hussain Al Rand, the Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health at MoHAP, commented that this latest update signifies a commendable advancement in the digital evolution of the UAE’s healthcare sector. This enhancement will simplify the process for parents and guardians to retrieve their children’s vaccination records in alignment with the National Immunization Programmed.
It’s noteworthy that the UAE government has made it mandatory for children to receive specific vaccinations from birth until they reach Grade 11, covering major diseases such as tuberculosis, hepatitis B, polio, and tetanus, to name a few.
Dr. Al Rand emphasized, “Vaccinations stand as a pivotal preventive strategy against infectious ailments. The UAE government remains steadfast in its commitment to harnessing advanced technologies and applications to foster communication with its citizens. The aim is to ascertain comprehensive health coverage and maintain impressive vaccination metrics. In essence, vaccinations are instrumental in protecting children’s well-being and bolstering communal immunity.”