COVID-19 vaccination

Google Vaccine
By  Laura Lovett 11:56 am May 10, 2021
As India continues to see a surge in COVID-19 cases, big tech is looking to help people living in the country find vaccines, oxygen and accurate information. This morning, Google announced new efforts in India focused on locating testing centers, hospital resources and vaccination sites. The Silicon Valley giant worked with India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to show the locations of 23...
Person getting a shot
By  Laura Lovett 02:14 pm April 27, 2021
YouTube is pairing health experts up with an array of celebrities to talk about COVID-19 vaccines as part of its new public service announcement. This new PSA is born out of a collaboration between YouTube, the Vaccine Confidence Project and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and it's focused on providing people with reliable information about COVID-19 immunizations. Google's...
Amazon Alexa
By  Laura Lovett 02:59 pm April 21, 2021
Amazon's Alexa has joined the vaccine conversation. As of today, the technology is able to answer questions about COVID-19 immunization sites and eligibility. The data is powered by VaccineFinder, a tool created by Boston Children's Hospital with CDC support.  When a user asks Alexa about COVID-19 vaccinations in their area, the technology can reply with a list of centers in close proximity....
Apple COVID-19 vaccine finder
By  Laura Lovett 01:01 pm March 17, 2021
Apple joins the slew of big tech companies displaying COVID-19 vaccination centers through VaccineFinder, a tool created by Boston Children's Hospital with CDC support. As of today, Apple users will be able to search Apple Maps or ask Siri about available vaccine locations. Apple Maps will be able to display vaccine site locations, operating hours, phone numbers and links to register and make...