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The Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus has vaccinated 100 doctors and nurses against COVID-19, using a blockchain-based mobile app to certify the immunizations.
In an announcement Tuesday, the hospital said the certifications were made via the E-HCert app backed by the VeChainThor blockchain. The first vaccine was administered on Jan. 4.
The hospital described the move as a “great step for the return to normalcy” and another move towards the digital transformation of the health care industry via VeChainThor blockchain.
E-HCert was first used in June 2020 for certifying COVID-19 tests results for more than 8,000 people arriving in Cyprus, said the Mediterranean Hospital.
“With every country trying to create its own app, the use of VeChainThor (via the E-HCert App) as a single and immutable source of truth brings value, versatility and convenience for the return to normalcy,” tweeted Dimitris Neocleous, ecosystem manager at VeChain in Limassol.
The app was developed by VeChain and I-Dante specifically for the hospital last May.
The technology is now expected to be used by the Aretaeio Hospital in Nicosia, according to the Cyprus Mail.