This app doesn't do it all and that's exactly why I love it!
I've gone through dozens of baby vaccine apps that seem to do everything from showing vaccine schedules, tracking diaper counts, record sleep patterns, tracking height, weight, head size and so on. It's hard enough taking care of a new-born and I just don't have the time or the need to manage every little detail about my child.
I love iVaccine because it's simple! It took me about 2 minutes to set up and does exactly what I want a child vaccine app to do. Here are some of my favorite features:
1 - Multiple Region Support
Unlike every other app i downloaded, iVaccine has built-in CDC and WHO approved vaccination scdudules for more than 20 regions. The first time the app loads it asks that you select your region. Based on this selection, the app will create a CDC and/or WHO approved vaccination schedule for your child. More about that in a while
2 - Automatic Vaccine Schedule Creation
Once I added my baby, iVaccine drew out a vaccination schedule based on the baby's date of birth and the region I had selected. I love how the schedule is presented - very clean and simple. This screen also tells me which vaccines are past due. I also have the ability to tell the app which vaccine have already been administered.
3 - Vaccine Reminders - My Favorite Feature
iVaccine lets me schedule vaccine reminders and alerts me before every vaccine is due. This allows me to schedule vaccination appointments I have made with my pediatrician directly into the app. I chose when I want to be reminded so I never lose track of my child's vaccinations. This feature is the single biggest reason why I love iVaccine and I have yet to find another app that offers this feature.
4 - Vaccine Summary
There is also an option to view a summary of my child's vaccines. This view tells me which vaccines have been administered in a quick glance.
There you have it. iVaccine is in my opinion the best iPhone/Android app for new parents looking to manage child vaccinations. The app doesn't do it all, but what it does, it does better than everyone else. If you are a new parent, I highly recommend picking it up. At the time of this article, the app is available on the Android Market and App Store for Free.