Apple is working hard to expand its services and products. The company made an interesting announcement on March 16. According to the announcement, it is possible to find vaccination locations thanks to Apple Maps. It has been updated with locations from VaccineFinder, a site operated by Boston’s Children Hospital. This site provides information on vaccine eligibility and availability.
Interestingly, people can search for nearby vaccination sites in Apple Maps or ask Siri. At the moment, it is possible to access the information about 20,000 locations. People should take into account that each vaccine site listing in Apple Maps includes the operating hours as well as contact information for the site, with a link to the provider’s website to find vaccine availability. Moreover, it is possible to make an appointment.
The tech giant joined a number of other tech companies that offer more ways for people to check their eligibility. Moreover, they have the opportunity to find vaccination sites and get vaccine appointments.
Apple and other tech companies
As mentioned earlier, tech companies are working hard to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Apple Maps is just one example. Importantly, Facebook also made an important announcement. According to the information provided by the social media giant, it will add VaccineFinder information to its COVID Information Center. Thanks to this decision, people will be able to locate vaccination sites, etc.
Moreover, the COVID Information Center will be expanding to Instagram. Moreover, the tech giant is working on expanding government and health authority WhatsApp chatbots to help people register for vaccines.
Hopefully, Google is also offering more ways to find information about vaccination. This week, the company announced that people could use Business Messages in Google Maps and Google search. They can use Google Maps and Google search to contact local pharmacies owned by Albertsons Companies with questions about a vaccine.
Apart from Apple and other tech giants, the federal government is set to launch its own vaccine-finding website by May 1st. According to the government, all adults in the U.S. will be eligible for a vaccine at that time. Tech companies have the potential to play an active role when it comes to spreading information about vaccination sites. Thanks to Apple, Google, and others, it will be easier to solve many problems. It is no secret that the pandemic created a lot of problems all over the world. Authorities should join forces with tech companies to improve the situation as soon as possible.