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Vaccinations have “saved more lives than any other health measure” over the past 50 years . Currently, patient immunization records are managed using the yellow immunization card; however, a team of researchers at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) has recently created a mobile application for all operating systems, inclusive of all provinces and territories, that conveniently stores patient data for every vaccination schedule . The UOJM 2014 – 2015 Editor-in-Chief Team met with Dr. Kumanan Wilson (General Internist, The Ottawa Hospital) and Katherine Atkinson (Research Coordinator, OHRI) to discuss the development of the ImmunizeCA app , the first national immunization app to be endorsed by the Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose .
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