The Necessity of Designing and Launching Electronic COVID-19 Vaccination Registry System in Iran

Document Type : Letter to Editor


1 Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Kerman Branch, Kerman, Iran

2 Emergency Medicine Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

3 Emergency Medicine Department, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

4 Department of Civil Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Yazd Branch, Yazd, Iran


Registry systems are a collection of documents containing uniform information of specific individuals that are collected in a systematic and comprehensive method to achieve predetermined and planed scientific, clinical, or political goals. These structured systems designed to collected data for a particular disease or situation, which can be used to assess the identified events in the target population.1 Moreover, these systems might be useful to evaluate the quality and cost-effectiveness of health services and to formulate the necessary evidence for policy purposes.2,3 A registry system consists of two parts, the core and the supporting process, as shown in Figure 1.4

Registry systems can be designed in two forms: (1) traditional pen-and-paper, and (2) electronic methods. Pen-and-paper medical records was used for field survey data collection in the past decades. It costs a lot of money, but it was incomplete, fragmented, difficult to find or read, and needs lots of space for archives and data management is ineffective. Hence, electronic registration systems were presented to solve mentioned problems.5

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the heavy burden on public health and economies,6 the global scientific communities have been pushing for vaccine development to prevent this disease. With the development and prescription of various vaccines in different countries, several complications were reported. Although vaccine efficacy has been reported to be 65%-95%, the side effects of COVID-19 vaccine play a key role in public confidence in its acceptance; so that fear of complications is the most important reason for the reduction of vaccinations in various groups.7 (Read more...)

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 24 December 2021
  • Receive Date: 28 June 2021
  • Revise Date: 28 October 2021
  • Accept Date: 17 November 2021
  • First Publish Date: 24 December 2021