Vax Central has launched as Australia’s first public health initiative that assists employers in managing the vaccination process for staff. Released by Op Central, a leading operations, training and compliance management software company, the new technology is essential in facilitating the professional vaccination effort, as Australian states prepare to open for vaccinated staff and clients.

The platform manages the process of gathering, protecting and reporting the data associated with staff vaccinations.

“Vax Central has been created based on a belief that high vaccination rates are the key for businesses to reopen and to enjoy a new era of stability and growth,” said Op Central Chairman James Cotton. “We have to work together and smarter when it comes to vaccination. The way to consider the management process around vaccination is as important as the vaccination itself. Vaccination is the only way to succeed in the roadmap to recovery for Australian businesses and its people. Vax Central has an important role to play in this success story.”

The simple and comprehensive service is suited to both employers and employees, focusing on ease and security. More than 13,000 Op Central clients have free access to the service, while businesses who want to sign up for Vax Central separately can do so for a fee of just $29 AUD per month for businesses with up to 10 staff, and as low as $0.15 per user for larger businesses.

“Vax Central provides businesses with a secure, user-friendly solution to upload, store, and report their vaccination data,” said Op Central founder and CEO Josh Cairns. “It takes less than ten minutes to set up a company-branded portal and just 60 seconds for a staff member to activate their account and upload their vaccination certificates, minimising administrative time for everyone.”

The tailored platform allows businesses to customise their portal with company branding, set up their data management settings and import their staff using a common CSV file. Staff will then receive a company branded welcome email prompting them to activate their private account and submit their vaccination data using a secure web form. This system will ease the new normal for salons as well as other hospitality and retail businesses as industries begin to open up and operate under this landscape.

“This is a difficult time for the franchising community and small businesses in general. Using innovative technology to support the vaccination rollout across franchises and small businesses will help all of us get back to business as soon as possible,” said Franchise Council of Australia Chief Executive Mary Aldred.

All data uploaded in the service is stored and processed in Australia and is subject to the country’s privacy and data protection laws. Businesses using Vax Central retain 100 per cent ownership of their data before, during, and after their use of the platform. It also offers data visibility control settings, including customised limited access, so businesses can set who views the vaccination data.

“Vax Central is the only 100 per cent Australia owned and operated business and secure system that helps companies to track and report on which of their staff are vaccinated against COVID-19 at an individual, site, team, or organisation-wide level,” Josh said.

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