Google Maps will soon be showing the vaccination sites for Covid-19, further boosting virus awareness.
The feature will be released in the coming weeks, starting in four states: Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Google (GOOGL) announced on Monday that searches for "vaccines near me" have increased fivefold since the beginning of the year and are implementing this feature to ensure that it will "provide the relevant answers".
The results, which will appear in the search results in specific information boxes, include details about whether an appointment is required, whether the vaccine is only available to specific groups, and whether there are people there at the moment. Google said it was working with "reputable sources" for information, including local governments and pharmacies. Information about the vaccination sites will be released later states and countries.
Confusion about the vaccine is rampant with 60% of Americans saying they do not know when or where to get it, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The availability of vaccines on United States so far he has a lot of problems with the President Joe Biden to tell citizens to be patient and that the situation will soon improve. Biden aims to deliver 100 million doses of the vaccine in its first 100 days administration of.
It is the latest change in the Google Maps application in relation to the pandemic. In September, Maps began showing an average of new Covid-19 cases per 100.000 people over the past seven days.
The CEO of Google and A, Sundar Pichai, said Monday he would help with the vaccinations. Some parts of Google's facilities, including car parks and open spaces, in California, New York and Washington will become vaccination clinics. Google is the latest corporate group to help improve the availability of vaccines, with Starbucks (SBUX), Amazon (AMZN) and Walmart (WMT) to offer their facilities as well.
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