Serbia uses AI framework for COVID-19 vaccination approval

According to a report, Serbia has adopted an approval mechanism for COVID-19 vaccinations that gives citizens the option to choose which vaccine they want to get and in which location they want to get vaccinated. Serbia reengineered the vaccine approval process by building AI-powered software that sped up each phase by three times, while taking citizens’ preferences into account. The country has also implemented a new digital platform to schedule vaccine deliveries, called the System for Immunisation Management of the Republic of Serbia, which enables the real-time monitoring of immunisation of each citizen. The platform integrates primary healthcare centres, vaccination sites, the National Institute of Public Health, several government agencies, and the national e-government portal to facilitate information sharing, interoperability, and inter-organisation governance.