If you are new to parenting, congratulations. After your first baby is born and you get busy with nurturing him, immunization process can get a little overwhelming. There are certain android apps which can help you keep track of the process, give you an idea of what every vaccination is for and sent you timely reminders so you don’t miss any.
Once you enter birth date of your child and country, iVaccine gives you full schedule of when each vaccination dose needs to be given. The notes button on the top right corner tells you summary of all vaccinations. You can also add more than one child to the list.
Chart generated is from date of birth. You can’t conveniently edit it based on when you started to immunization process. Another paid app by same developer allows you do that. A simple workaround is that you can enter the day you start immunization as birth date in all similar apps.
- The app gives information about each administered dose
- reminds you when next vaccination is due
- Does not list vaccinations like PCV or Rotavirus which are not listed in Government tables.
IAP immunization app lists more detailed instructions in General Instruction tab where you can also find details about vaccinations. The interface is well organized in separate tabs. You can add phone and email reminders. The app includes details of routing vaccines, catchup vaccines and vaccines for high risk children.
- Details for catchup vaccines and vaccines for high risk children are included
- you can not check schedule for catchup vaccines
Vaccine reminder is another app which allows you to add details of more than one child and edit them later. The app lists detailed FAQ for each vaccination and also provides latest updates for doctors and parents. If you register your details, you will get a reminder two days in advance.
- Separate detailed FAQ for each vaccination
- Latest updates for doctors and parents available
- Vaccination Schedule chart is a bit hodge podge.
Vaccination Book includes vaccination schedule for Indian users and allows you to mark and keep a record of all administered vaccines. The has a simple interface and is simple to use. Vaccine book also allows you to set custom reminders and allows you to customize app notification ringtone and repetition interval.
- You can customize reminders
- Not much detail is given regarding individual vaccinations
- no provision for catch up vaccinations if you missed any
ImmunizeIndia SMS Reminder
Even if you switch Android phones over the next few years, you can ensure getting reminders by using SMS notifications. You can take advantage of worlds largest Immunization reminder service run by Indian government. Just SMS immunize Baby name dd-mm-yyyy (Immunize Rekha 04-11-2013) to 566778. Choose birth date as the day you started immunization. 3 reminders are sent, at 2 day intervals, for each vaccination that is due.
These are some of the Android apps you can use to track vaccination schedules of your children. Parents tend to slack after first few months when Vaccination schedule becomes more irregular and it is advisable that you set some sort of reminder to be doubly sure.