Blockchain Technology for a Safe and Transparent Covid-19 Vaccination
Keywords:Blockchain, Covid-19, Vaccines, Smart contracts, BIoT, Vaccination Passport, Transparency, Security, Safety
In late 2019, we witnessed the apparition of the covid-19 virus. The virus appeared first in Wuhan, and due to people travel was spread worldwide. Exponential spread as well as high mortality rates, the two characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that pushed the entire world into a global lock-down. Health and economic crisis, along with social distancing have put the globe in a highly challenging situation. Unprecedented pressure on the health care system exposed many loopholes not only in this industry but many other sectors, which resulted in a set of new challenges that researchers and scientists among others must face. In all these circumstances, we could attend, in a surprisingly short amount of time, the creation of multiple vaccine candidates. The vaccines were clinically tested and approved, which brought us to the phase of vaccination. Safety, security, transparency, and traceability are highly required in this context. As a contribution to assure an efficient vaccination campaign, in this paper we suggest a Blockchain-based system to manage the registration, storage, and distribution of the vaccines.
This manuscript has been presented as preprint in Blockchain technology for a Safe and Transparent Covid-19 Vaccination: https://arxiv.org/abs/2104.05428
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