Colombia’s Minister of Health and Social Protection, Fernando Ruiz Gómez has announced that today, the “Mi Vacuna” (My Vaccine) vaccination portal should go live, with the ability to inform Colombians of their “place in line” for the Coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine. The system is being pre-loaded with information on individuals from Colombia’s EPS (Entidades Prestadores de Salud, or health providing entities) systems, the privately run health plan operators that most Colombians receive health care through. In addition to the EPS databases, the portal is being loaded with information on military and law enforcement personnel from the Ministry of Defense, and from the country’s education systems, who run their own health care systems.
Those Colombians who are not covered by one of these heath systems, such as members of remote indigenous communities, may manually register for a vaccination.
The Mi Vacuna portal is located at: http://mivacuna.sispro.gov.co/
“More than an application, it will be a portal within the entity’s website. They will be asked for their identification number and the EPS to which they belong, and they will be able to see if they are in the prioritized populations to be programmed,” said minister Ruiz Gomez.
“We will articulate our work with EPS and territorial entities to vaccinate them, later we will register them and thus consolidate the information of which Colombians have been vaccinated,” explained Ruiz, who added that vaccinations will begin February 20, prioritizing adults 80 years of age and older, along with health care workers.
“We will begin the immunization process in hospitals for all those who are on the front line, because that is the list that is most defined and structured. We will also do an active search of the elderly population in order to schedule or vaccinate them at their homes; work coordinated between mayors, territorial entities and IPS (clinics),” said Ruiz.
“The programming that we have now is adjusted to the fact that between now and July we will apply more than 10 million vaccines, which would be more or less 20 million doses,” the minister concluded.
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