Saving Lives through technology – and now also tracking COVID-19 vaccine reactions.
Leading-edge digital medical data aggregator TrackMy Solutions to track COVID-19 vaccine effects and ensure the patient’s second-dose is received.
Twitter user @Emaperidol remarked last week that, “My boyfriend got his covid vaccine yesterday and I can tell you the most prominent side effect is the inability to shut up about getting the covid vaccine.”
While we can all hope this frustrating “side effect” is the one most widespread in those who receive the vaccine, trials have shown patients may experience a range of side effects—most are mild, and in rare cases, some are severe. What’s more, the potential for allergic reactions to the vaccine—at least two severe reactions were reported this week—exists.
What has not existed, until now, is a way for Americans who receive the COVID-19 vaccine to digitally report side effects and reactions and furthermore, a way to aggregate reported side effects and reactions into a central database. Instead, up until this point those who get the vaccine have received a paper vaccination card, used by the U.S. government as a way to manually track who has been given vaccine doses, in addition to vaccination clinics taking the step of “reporting to their state immunization registries what vaccine was given.”
This paper tracking system, which ensures each administered vaccine dose will be reported to the CDC, leaves huge holes in vaccinated Americans’ ability to report after-effects of the vaccine en masse and the ability of doctors, hospital systems, and U.S. state and federal governments to have centralized, easily accessible, nation-wide and real-time data that can be analyzed to spot trends and gain critical insights that could safeguard Americans’ health as mass vaccination continues.