Betting on biometrics to boost child vaccination rates

‘The first time this has been done on this scale.’

A montage of infant faces and fingerprints from a biometric research project conducted in India. From a conference paper presented by Joshua Engelsma, Michigan State University, June 2019. (MSU)

by Ben Parker

At a glance: Biometrics and children

  • A large new trial will fingerprint children aged 1 to 5 to track vaccinations and link them to their medical records via biometric information.