Date/Deadline: 31 Jan, 2021

As scientists continue to work at great speed to develop safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, countries must also strengthen their capacity to distribute and administer them as quickly and efficiently as possible. As part of its work to address COVID-19 within the region, ADB is launching a three-part COVID-19 Vaccine Challenge Series.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Challenge Series aims to find several digital solutions that will help ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs) tackle a broad range of challenges as vaccines become available—from vaccine delivery and distribution, to public communication and education, to mobilization and monitoring of healthcare workers and volunteers, as well as safe and efficient administration of COVID-19 vaccines.

This challenge is the first part of the COVID-19 Vaccine challenge series and aims at addressing the two challenges below.

Challenge #1: Safety and Immunization Monitoring
How might we use digital technologies to boost COVID-19 vaccine demand, help dose tracking, and potentially monitor mild and adverse events following vaccination?

Challenge #2: Tracking of Administered Vaccines
Using digital technologies, how might we help individuals, health providers, and governments track who has received which vaccine and which dose?

What’s in it for you?
The selected solutions in each challenge will have potential funding of USD 50,000 or more for selected pilots in ADB’s developing member countries.

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