A vaccine scandal that broke out in China last week that outraged millions of households has made parents scramble to find their children’s vaccine records to check if their kids had been injected with the faulty doses.

Alipay launched an in-app function on July 24 that allows parents to check the information easier. Under the HealthCare function inside the app, when users enter the name of the vaccine, as well as the batch number and the manufacturer, the app will tell you whether this the vaccine was compromised or not. If users have packing boxes of the vaccine, they can directly scan the barcode to find the information.

This function is also available in other Alibaba-developed applications such as e-commerce platforms Taobao and T-mall and AliHealth.

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Jiefei Liu

Jiefei Liu is a Beijing based tech reporter. She focuses on the union of tech and content creation and loves agriculture. You can write to her at Jiefei@technode.com