Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the company will launch a global campaign to help people get vaccinated amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “We have already connected more than 2 billion people with authorized Covid-19 information. Now that many countries are moving towards vaccinating all adults, we are working on tools to make it easier for everyone to get vaccinated too, ”Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post.
Facebook will use the three main platforms: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to take the initiative further. This is what the company plans to do.
Facebook vaccination tool
Facebook will launch a new tool on the platform that will show users where and when they can go to get vaccinated. The tool will also provide users with a link to make an appointment. The tool will be visible in the COVID Information Center, which will be visible in the Facebook news section. While the tool is limited to the US For now, Facebook says it will support 71 different languages. It plans to expand to other countries as vaccines become more widely available. In India, vaccination is available to all citizens over the age of 60 and to those who are over 45 but have comorbidity.
COVID News Center on Instagram
Facebook will also bring its COVID News Center to Instagram, allowing more people to access the COVID-related news update hub, which will now also display information related to vaccination.
WhatsApp chatbots to help register for vaccinations
Zuckerberg also mentioned in his post that the company will work with health authorities and governments to expand its WhatsApp chatbots to help people sign up for vaccines. “More than 3 billion Covid-related messages have already been sent by governments, non-profit organizations, and international organizations to citizens through official WhatsApp chatbots, so this update will also help with the vaccination effort.” the publication said.