The latest version of the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s Vaccine Administration System (DVAS) was launched in Carmona, Cavite on September 10.
The vaccine master listing and pre-registrations would be expedited under this new version, said Emmanuel Rey Caintic, DICT Undersecretary for Digital, in a CNN Philippines interview [DICT to launch latest version of DVAS in Carmona, Cavite (cnnphilippines.com)], noting that this will benefit local governments in their immunization operations.
“After Carmona, we go back [to NCR] and we will also install [the latest version] to all existing DVAS users na. Marami na po sila. There are about 140 LGUs live, and then there will be 191 coming soon this month and 114 coming in the next few months. So, we target as many LGUs as possible,” Caintic said.
With a paperless transaction process, DVAS will act as a single directory of vaccine recipients across the country, streamlining report generation and reducing the chance of error.
DICT Luzon Cluster 2 Regional Director Reynaldo Sy, Congresswoman Dahlia Loyola, and Mayor Roy Loyola led the opening of the test program.
Prior to the pilot testing, the Carmona LGU’s healthcare personnel had previously received a series of training sessions on how to manage data using the system.