“Sohatona” – the first vaccination mobile application to increase children’s routine vaccines uptake
The Ministry of Public Health in partnership with UNICEF and the European Union launch the “Sohatona” caregiver’s application to keep parents and caregivers well informed on their children’s immunization calendar
The Ministry of Public Health, in partnership with UNICEF and the European Union, launched the first vaccination mobile application to keep parents and caregivers well informed on their children’s immunization and ensure their timely follow up on upcoming essential routine vaccines as per the national immunization calendar.
Despite vaccines’ longstanding benefits, low immunization levels persist in Lebanon with a decrease of 31% in uptake of routine vaccines between October 2019 and April 2020 compared to the previous year, therefore children are missing out on life-saving vaccines annually leaving the country at risk of vaccine preventable diseases such as Measles and Polio.
The Sohatona app, developed and implemented by EPI program at the Ministry of Public Health, provides parents of children up to 18 years of age with reliable information on routine vaccines and supports them to keep their children’s health updated and protected from life-threatening diseases.
Sohatona app is available free of charge in Arabic language for all types of smartphones. It collects no personal information about the users. Content within the application has been cleared by the experts of UNICEF and the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon.
We encourage parents and caregivers to use the app and ensure timely follow-up on their children’s vaccination appointments at the nearest public health facilities, available across the country.