Blockchain Enabled Transparent and Anti-Counterfeiting Supply of COVID-19 Vaccine Vials

Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés metadata Chauhan, Harsha and Gupta, Deepali and Gupta, Sheifali and Singh, Aman and Aljahdali, Hani Moaiteq and Goyal, Nitin and Delgado Noya, Irene and Kadry, Seifedine mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, irene.delgado@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2021) Blockchain Enabled Transparent and Anti-Counterfeiting Supply of COVID-19 Vaccine Vials. Vaccines, 9 (11). p. 1239. ISSN 2076-393X

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected almost all facets of peoples’ lives, various economic areas and regions of the world. In such a situation implementation of a vaccination can be viewed as essential but its success will be dependent on availability and transparency in the distribution process that will be shared among the stakeholders. Various distributed ledgers (DLTs) such as blockchain provide an open, public, immutable system that has numerous applications due the mentioned abilities. In this paper the authors have proposed a solution based on blockchain to increase the security and transparency in the tracing of COVID-19 vaccination vials. Smart contracts have been developed to monitor the supply, distribution of vaccination vials. The proposed solution will help to generate a tamper-proof and secure environment for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccination vials. Proof of delivery is used as a consensus mechanism for the proposed solution. A feedback feature is also implemented in order to track the vials lot in case of any side effect cause to the patient. The authors have implemented and tested the proposed solution using Ethereum test network, RinkeyBy, MetaMask, one clicks DApp. The proposed solution shows promising results in terms of throughput and scalability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blockchain, COVID-19, Vaccine supply, Transparency, Ethereum, Smart contract
Subjects: Subjects > Engineering
Divisions: Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 23:55
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2022 23:55
URI: https://repositorio.unini.edu.mx/id/eprint/474

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