I learned recently about an iPhone app called Vaccination Scheduler and just HAD to share it with you. This little utility looks super handy and I find myself wishing that it existed 15 years ago. One of the things I really hate about registering kids for various activities in life is digging out the vaccination records.
For me, this involves going downstairs, climbing up into the crawlspace, digging around for the flashlight, finding the box of records, digging through to get the papers, climbing back out of the crawlspace, and going all the way upstairs to fill out forms. Then? I repeat that process to put the paperwork away.
With Vaccination Scheduler, you enter your child’s name and date of birth, and the app instantly creates a list of past and future immunization dates based on the child’s age. You can go in and add details to each date, up to and including the batch number of the medication. I never would have thought of keeping track of that information.
The app also can send reminders of future shots up to two days in advance.
One of my absolute favorite features is the email function. Click that button, enter your email address, and the app sends you a .pdf copy of the child’s shot records. That in and of itself makes the app worth its $4.99 price. I don’t have an iPhone, but when this app comes out for Android later this year, I just may get it. Yes, it’ll be a bit of a hassle to sit and enter in all the data, but wow. No more climbing and digging, and I’d have the information at my fingertips.
The only thing I might add to the app would be a password protection, just to keep personal records more secure.
FTC Disclosure: I was given a free copy of this app for this review. I don’t have an iPhone so I had to negotiate with a teen to put it on his iPod. I do really like it and may just buy it later when it’s on the Android platform.