An Irish software company is developing an application which is designed to assist in the management of the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines globally.

Pharmapod is working in conjunction with the International Pharmaceutical Federation on the cloud-based solution which is now in its final stages.

The system will work, Pharmapod claims, by streamlining the process of administering the vaccine.

It will enable patients to book their vaccination appointment, provide real-time information to healthcare professionals and their organisations, as well as businesses and public health bodies.

Pharmapod is hoping to have this system up and running to coincide with the rollout of vaccine programmes internationally.

"Essentially, the system will streamline the end-to-end process for patients and those administrating the vaccine. This will allow the public to easily book their vaccine via any device, schedule multiple doses, complete their eligibility criteria and provide details of any side-effects that have occurred," Leonora O'Brien, founder and CEO of Pharmapod explained.

"The data will flow securely from patient to administrator to national stakeholders and governmental organisations. Public health authorities will be able to receive real time, anonymous information about how the vaccine rollout is working," she added.

Pharmapod currently provides a number of cloud-based, healthcare specific solutions for pharmacies and the Long-Term Care sector.

Founded in 2013, the group has operations in the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.