Facebook Announced To Help People Make CONVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
Mark Zuckerberg announces, Facebook will partner with Boston Children’s Hospital that will help users easily find nearby CONVID-19 vaccination sites. They will label all the updates related to CONVID-19 with WHO.
We’ve already connected over 2 billion people to authoritative COVID-19 information, and today as access to COVID-19 vaccines expands, we’re going even further and aiming to help bring 50 million people one step closer to getting vaccinated.
Facebook Partners With Boston Children’s Hospital To make vaccine Appointments Easier
Facebook made an announcement on Monday about their new plan regarding CONVID-19 vaccine. It will partner with Boston Children’s Hospital to help people get easily connect with vaccination sites.
Facebook will build a tool that will help Americans to find vaccine sites nearby. They can get various details like contact information for the vaccine sites, open hours, and will also be able to make appointments via external links.
Facebook’s VaccineFinder tool will be available in 71 different languages. The tech giant will also add new Instagram Stories stickers. People who have already vaccinated can share their experience via the sticker among their followers.
Additionally, the company will also launch WhatsApp chatbots in Brazil, Indonesia, and Argentina to help people make appointments for CONVID-19 vaccine.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 27% of the adult population in the US, have got their first vaccine shot as of March 15. However, the President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor Anthony Fauci says that 70 to 90% of the American people should get vaccine to break the chain of CONVID-19.
Although, the vaccination drive is going on rigorously worldwide. But there are still senior people who don’t have internet access. Or non-English speakers still find it hard to make appointments for vaccines.
“The data shows the vaccines are safe and they work,” said Mark Zuckerberg. “They’re our best hope for getting past this virus and getting back to normal life.”
Facebook To launch New Label about posts related to CONVID-19 vaccine
To make vaccine appointments earlier, Facebook also announced a new label as “all posts generally about COVID-19 vaccines”. This will contain information from WHO (World Health Organization).
Today we’re launching a new campaign in collaboration with the WHO and some of our European fact-checking partners called ‘Together Against Covid-19 Misinformation’.
With this new label Facebook finds a new way to prevent any misinformation related to CONVID-19 and vaccine. The CONVID-19 vaccine label will appear in various languages like English, Spanish, Indonesian, Portuguese, Arabic, and French.
It goes without saying that Facebook has always moved a step ahead to connect people in times of any crisis.
Also, with this new plan, Facebook aims to restrict the spread of misinformation or false claims related to COVID-19 on social media.
Facebook to Launch live displays via CrowdTangle COVID-19
The company, will also launch CrowdTangle’s COVID-19 Live Displays. This will help to track about how the information about CONVID-19 vaccine is spreading in social media.
With the live display, publishers, journalists and global aid organizations will get the real-time access about the posts and trends on Facebook, Instagram and Reddit in 34 languages.
CrowdTangle Live Displays will be available for 104 countries and across all 50 states of the US.