AEFI reporting anytime, anyhow, anywhere
With VigiMobile, field workers can use whatever device they have to hand to report adverse events following immunisation – even when they are offline.
VigiMobile for AEFI is a digital form for reporting suspected side effects to vaccines. Developed specifically for national immunisation programmes as part of VigiFlow for AEFI, a complete vaccine pharmacovigilance system for managing adverse events following immunisation (AEFI), VigiMobile for AEFI is based on WHO's standard reporting form and captures the 25 core variables recommended by WHO for analysing AEFI data. All reports are sent directly to VigiFlow for AEFI.
Immunisation field workers can use the form on their smartphone, tablet or laptop to quickly and accurately collect AEFI data even without internet. Reports are stored securely on their device until they are back online, ready for them to send to the district programme manager. The district programme manager then analyses the reports in VigiFlow for AEFI.
VigiMobile for AEFI uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to capture localised vaccination and patient data at time of reporting so that investigators can detect and respond quickly to vaccine-associated events.
Vaccine safety surveillance is essential to the success of immunisation programmes. If safety concerns around vaccines aren’t dealt with rapidly, they can dent people’s confidence in vaccines and undermine vaccination campaigns. But getting data to decision-makers quickly so potential safety issues can be investigated, understood and managed is not always easy. With VigiMobile for AEFI, reporters can gather structured information out in the field and share it with immunisation databases for further investigation.
- Reporters can install the form on their smartphone, tablet or laptop.
- Structured reporting saves time and effort to convert unstructured information into a format compatible with VigiFlow.
- Structured geographic data capture makes it possible to locate and investigate clusters of adverse events at national and subnational levels.
- Easy-to-use and intuitive, the mobile-friendly reporting form improves field reporting and investigation of AEFI, with drop-down menus containing prequalified vaccine lists and recognised adverse events for more efficient, reliable and accurate information gathering.
- Reporters can store their own information so they don't have to re-enter it again.
- VigiMobile is included in VigiFlow for AEFI at no extra cost.
Who is VigiMobile for?
VigiMobile for AEFI is offered to national immunisation programmes as an add-on to VigiFlow for AEFI.
How does VigiMobile work?
VigiMobile for AEFI supports electronic field reporting of AEFI for data processing and analysis at national and subnational levels in VigiFlow for AEFI.
VigiMobile for AEFI incorporates the 25 core variables recommended by WHO for collecting AEFI data, including the specific elements for reporting of AEFI following monkeypox vaccination. All information sent over the internet is encrypted. To meet the minimum data requirement for AEFI, VigiMobile for AEFI prompts users to complete the following sections (some fields are mandatory):
- Health facility location
- Medical history
What languages is it available in?
The default languages are English, Arabic, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian. Other languages can be added.
How much does it cost?
VigiMobile is included for free in VigiFlow for AEFI. To get the app, national immunisation programmes need to be licensed users of VigiFlow. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.