Why Are Things Changing | SIMON

The Division of Immunization is working to ensure the Immunization Partner Community is prepared, equipped and supported during this transition. Part of that support includes timely and transparent communication about why things are changing. Below is a summary of why DHEC is replacing the South Carolina Immunization Registry:

Project Background

  • SCI Registry does not meet national IIS functional requirements, does not stay up to date with changing vaccine schedules, and does not fully integrate with provider’s EHR systems.
  • A third-party evaluator found many deficiencies for compliance with national IIS requirements. These must be met for DHEC to continue to receive CDC funding.
  • Providers cannot track their vaccine orders and complete accountability information in SCI Registry. Using a manual accounting process increases the risk for error and makes tracking doses difficult.