Vaccine 2D Barcode Scanning Initiatives

Since 2011, CDC and its partners have been exploring the potential of two-dimensional (2D) barcodes and barcode scanning to streamline immunization practices and improve data quality. Three pilot projects demonstrated that 2D barcode scanning can lead to improved vaccine record accuracy and time savings. Additional initiatives include exploring the practice of vaccine 2D barcode scanning, informing the immunization community of the pilot projects, increasing participation and collaboration among stakeholders, and advancing the practice of 2D barcode scanning are described below.