The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded a contract to Berry Technology Solutions and Attain to support its Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS).

Web-based VTrckS, which is developed in SAP, delivers a scalable platform and enables central administration of vaccine management.

CDC said as a component of the vaccine management business improvement project (VMBIP), VTrckS represents a comprehensive review of vaccine management, from purchase and order to distribution, and major effort to improve and integrate the entire publicly-funded vaccine supply chain.

The integration of VTrckS will improve efficiency and accountability through reduced manual processes, provide greater visibility as well as enable rapid response capabilities to changes in vaccine supply and demand at the national, state and local levels.

Under the contract, both the companies will provide IT services including application management, maintenance and support, technical change management support, end-user support, user authentication and security services.

In addition, the companies will offer project management services, interface monitoring and maintenance, solution testing and defect management, data conversion and master data maintenance, functional configuration and development support.

Berry Technology Solutions managing director Demetrica Berry said,"Achieving the CDC’s vision of building and supporting programs such as VTrckS to protect public health through effective vaccine management and distribution is our top priority."