Facebook Launches Vaccine Finder Tool In India And Here’s How It Works

Facebook is working with the Indian government to launch a vaccine tracking device on its mobile app in India that will allow people to identify nearby locations to vaccinate.

Earlier this week, Facebook announced a $ 10 million grant for emergency relief efforts for the situation of COVID-19 in the country. The vaccine detection tool allows users to find the nearest vaccination stations and times, shared by the Department of Family Health and Welfare (MoHFW). The monitoring tool also collects and displays care options (over 45 years old), along with a link to register on the Cowin portal and schedule vaccines.

“In partnership with the Indian government, Facebook will launch its Vaccine Finder tool on the Facebook mobile app in India, which is available in 17 languages   to help people identify nearby places where they can get the vaccine,” said Facebook platform.

No, that’s all. Facebook also says it is partnering with non-governmental organizations and agencies – such as United Way, Swasth, Hemkunt Foundation, I Am Gurgaon, Mumbai Project, and the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) – to distribute the funds announced to help in the storage of essential medical supplies with more than 5,000 oxygen concentrators and other life-saving equipment, such as ventilators, BiPAP machines.

Facebook also says that the COVID-19 information center and feed will also have information on how to seek emergency care and how to deal with mild COVID-19 symptoms at home, and this will be provided by UNICEF India.

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