Facebook has announced that it will be launching an in-app vaccine tracker Covid-19 in India in collaboration with the Indian government. The tool will be available on the Facebook mobile app. It will help identify nearby places to vaccinate.
“Working with the Government of India, Facebook will roll out its Vaccine Finder tool on the Facebook mobile app in India, available in 17 languages, to help people identify nearby places where they will receive the vaccine can, “said the company in a post on its platform.
Facebook said the tool will display walk-in options (for those aged 46 and over) and a link to register on the website Cowin Website. You can also use the tool to plan vaccination appointments. Information such as vaccine center locations and opening times will be provided by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHF & W).
The social media platform also announced that the Covid-19 information center and Facebook feed will also include information on how to seek emergency care and how to treat mild COVID-19 symptoms at home. The information is provided by UNICEF India.
Last week, the social media giant announced a $ 10 million grant to aid Covid-19 emergency response in the country. Facebook has also partnered with NGOs and agencies such as United Way, Swasth, the Hemkunt Foundation, I Am Gurgaon, Project Mumbai, and the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) to provide critical medical supplies such as over 5,000 oxygen concentrators and others to offer life-saving products. Saving on devices such as ventilators, BiPAP devices.