Vaccination and Sterilization Tracker (VST) tool
Used by: Mobile or static clinics (e.g., private practices and mobile animal health programs)
What is the VST?
The Vaccination and Sterilization Tracker (VST) tool enables users that implement sterilization (spay/neuter) and rabies vaccination initiatives using mobile or static animal health clinics to monitor their progress and impact in real-time. The tool focuses on users who are implementing combined sterilizations and vaccinations programs.
Map and monitor the progress of sterilization and rabies vaccination initiatives in communities with the VST.
Why should I use the VST?
- provides real-time data analyses,
- is easy to use,
- requires little training, and
- works offline.
It will help you to:
- Manage your sterilization and rabies vaccination data at a clinic level.
- Monitor the progress of sterilization and rabies vaccination initiatives in communities.
- Identify specific communities that require sterilization and rabies vaccination interventions.
How do I use the VST?
The VST tool can be used in the field with the GARC App (on a smartphone or tablet) or at a static clinic with a laptop/computer with internet access.
What data does the VST capture?
- Precise GPS coordinates
- Sterilization information
- Rabies vaccination information
- Ownership status
- Body condition score of the animal
What are the outputs from the VST?
- Real-time maps.
All outputs are automatically generated and updated by the tool. Therefore, there is no need for GIS experts, epidemiologists, or people with advanced computer skills or expensive software.
Is the VST tool ideal for tracking mass dog vaccination campaigns?
No, the VST tool is meant for static or mobile clinics that implement simultaneous sterilization and rabies vaccination work. While it can be used during large-scale vaccination programs, the Rabies Vaccination Tracker (RVT) tool has been specifically designed to track mass dog vaccination campaigns and will be faster and easier to use than the VST tool. Please consider the use of the RVT if you are interested in tracking mass dog vaccination campaigns.