Facebook has announced to launch an in-app Covid-19 vaccine tracker in India in partnership with the Indian go...Read More
has announced to launch an in-app Covid-19 vaccine tracker in India in partnership with the Indian government. The tool will be available on the
Facebook mobile app
. It will help identify places nearby to get vaccinated.
"Partnering with the Government of India, Facebook will begin rolling out its Vaccine Finder tool on the Facebook mobile app in India available in 17 languages to help people identify places nearby to get the vaccine," the company said in a post on its platform.
Facebook said that the tool will show walk-in options (for 46 years and above) and a link to register on the
website. They will also be able to schedule vaccination appointments using the tool. Information like vaccine centre locations and hours of operation will be updated on the tool by the
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
The social media platform also announced that the Covid-19 Information Center and Facebook Feed will also have information on how to seek emergency care and how to manage mild COVID-19 symptoms at home. The information will be provided by UNICEF India.
Last week, the social media giant announced a grant of $10 million for Covid-19 emergency response efforts in the country. Facebook has also joined hands with NGOs and agencies like United Way, Swasth, Hemkunt Foundation, I Am Gurgaon, Project Mumbai and US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) to offer supply of critical medical supplies like over 5,000 oxygen concentrators and other life-saving equipment like ventilators, BiPAP machines.