AEFI reporting in the palm of your hand, anytime, anywhere

The VigiMobile app lets vaccination field workers use their phones to report adverse events following immunisation even when they are offline.

Field visit and observation of polio national immunisation days in Kiratpur, Bihar province, India. Photo: WHO/Xenia Finnerty
Field visit and observation of polio national immunisation days in Kiratpur, Bihar province, India. Photo: WHO/Xenia Finnerty

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VigiMobile is a new offline app specifically developed by UMC for national immunisation programmes as part of VigiFlow for AEFI, a complete system for managing adverse events following immunisation (AEFI).

With the app, immunisation field workers can quickly and accurately report AEFI on their smartphones or other mobile devices regardless of internet access. 

VigiMobile is based on the WHO Standard AEFI reporting form and includes the 25 core variables recommended by WHO for collecting AEFI data. All reports are sent directly to VigiFlow for AEFI.   

Once immunisation workers have installed the app, they can use it to collect data in remote areas with no internet coverage. The reports are securely stored in the app until they are connected again. As soon as they are back online, they can send their reports to the district programme manager. The district programme manager then analyses the reports in VigiFlow for AEFI.

VigiMobile 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 outbreaks of vaccine-associated events.

A one-stop shop for all your AEFI surveillance needs

Specially adapted for AEFI data management and analysis, VigiFlow for AEFI can be used to evaluate reports at district, provincial and national level. What’s more, VigiFlow for AEFI offers one-click sharing to WHO's global database of adverse event reports. 

An immunisation worker enters child vaccination data into a mobile app. Hyderabad district, Sindh Province, Pakistan. Photo: WHO/Asad Zaidi
An immunisation worker enters child vaccination data into a mobile app. Hyderabad district, Sindh Province, Pakistan. Photo: WHO/Asad Zaidi

VigiMobile – key benefits

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 quickly so potential safety issues can be investigated, understood and managed is not always easy. With VigiMobile, reporters can gather structured information out in the field and share it with immunisation databases for further investigation.

  • Reporters can install the app on their smartphone, laptop or tablet. 
  • Structured reporting saves time and effort to convert unstructured information into a format compatible with national and state immunisation databases. 
  • Structured geographic data capture makes it possible to locate and investigate clusters of adverse events at district, provincial and national level. 
  • Easy-to-use and intuitive, the mobile-friendly reporting form improves field reporting and investigation of AEFIs, with drop-down menus containing prequalified vaccine lists and recognised adverse events for more efficient, reliable and accurate information gathering. 
  • Reporters’ information is stored in the app, so they only have to fill it in once. 
  • Included in VigiFlow for AEFI at no extra cost. 

Got a licence?

Contact us to find out how you can get started at vigibase@who-umc.org

Who is VigiMobile for?

VigiMobile is offered to national immunisation programmes as an add-on to VigiFlow for AEFI. 

How does VigiMobile work?

VigiMobile supports electronic field reporting of AEFI for data processing and analysis at national and subnational levels in VigiFlow for AEFI. 

VigiMobile 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 prompts users to complete the following sections (some fields are mandatory):  

  • Patient 
  • Reporter 
  • Vaccines 
  • Health facility location 
  • Event 
  • 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 free of charge in VigiFlow for AEFI. To get the app, national immunisation programmes need to be licensed users of VigiFlow. For more information, contact vigibase@who-umc.org.

VigiMobile features dropdown menus for easy and standardised data entry.
VigiMobile features dropdown menus for easy and standardised data entry.
Last modified on: September 23, 2022