Facebook has recently launched its COVID-19 Vaccine Finder Tool which can schedule appointments and look for available dosages, using its massive platform to assist people to be vaccinated. Moreover, the program launched after its CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a status update that revealed the new feature and emphasizing vaccination importance.
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COVID-19 has been a massive chapter of 2020, and more than a year ago, it has locked people in their homes, discouraging people to go out and mingle in a social environment to help stem the virus. Now, there is an opportunity to get immune to the said killer virus and Facebook is here to help, providing assistance and information using its social network.
Currently, COVID-19 vaccination is on-going for the public, especially as it already finished the essential needs community like front liners, medical staff, and the elderly. The vaccine makers like Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, Moderna, and others have been providing a steady stream of supplies that makes it available for the public to avail it.
Facebook’s COVID-19 Vaccine Finder Tool
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What is more notable during this pandemic is the massive information that people can gather and get their hands on, receiving updates from statuses, cases, and. even the availability of vaccines in the region. This is because of social media and internet platforms that have dedicated their services to fulfill this, with Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple, and the like.
Facebook’s COVID-19 Information Center tab on the platform contains most of the needs for the virus, including active cases, statuses, and most recently, the COVID-19 vaccine finder tool. This helps in searching for available clinics and booking an appointment with them directly, without the need to dive into the internet to schedule the shot.
The help provided by Facebook is a massive one, especially if people are more accustomed to browsing social media and using its intuitive tools to secure a vaccine appointment at the palm of their hands. The effort made by the company helps in the wider dissemination of information, particularly with the COVID-19 vaccination, which the company also optimized to remove misinformation.
Mark Zuckerberg is Pro-Vaccine, and so is Facebook
The Facebook CEO showed his support for vaccination, indicating that he is on the “Pro” side of things when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines and promoting their wide availability to the public. Zuckerberg, as its leader, has also molded Facebook as a pro-vaccine platform that denies misleading theories and content about the vaccine’s danger and the like.
Moreover, Mark Zuckerberg is inviting people to use Facebook as the platform to help in securing COVID-19 vaccines, saying that several interested applicants have already booked vaccination appointments using social media. The move by Facebook is a massive step towards the goal of a country-wide vaccination.