In present critical situations, Google made its efforts to keep people’s families safe and healthy by providing them with information regarding COVID-19. Google partnered with Apple to build exposure notification technology to fight the virus around the world. Recently, Google’s plans for vaccination include turning some of its sites into vaccination clinics and providing more than $150 million for equitable distribution.
Google says getting vaccines to people is a complex problem to solve. Google is making its efforts in making the process simple and effective. It includes making it easier for people to find locally relevant information, when and where to get the vaccine.
Here are the in-depth details of Google plans for vaccination
Google said in its Blogpost ” That it is launching an initiative to contribute more than 150 million dollars to promote education and for equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Along with this Google is planning to make some of Google facilities like its available open spaces, parking lots, and buildings as vaccination clinics. Initially, it is going to open sits in San Francisco, Kirkland, Washington, and New York City later it will expand nationally as the vaccines become more widely available.
Google further added that
Since the beginning of this COVID-19 crisis, with the help of our Ad Grants Crisis Relief Program, we have helped more than 100 government agencies and global non-governmental organics for running important public service health announcements.
Google also announced an additional $100 million in ad grants for the CDC Foundation, the World Health Organization, and other non-profit organizations around the globe. And another $50 million in partnership with public health agencies for making vaccine-related content and information available to underserved communities.
Pichai states” Our efforts will also focus on equitable distribution of vaccines. Early data in the U.S indicates that disproportionately affected populations, especially people in rural communities and people of color are not getting access to the vaccine at the same rates as other groups.
Along with this, Google has committed $5 million in grants to organizations the Morehouse School of Medicine’s Satcher Health Leadership Institute, To address racial and geographical disparities in vaccine availability.
Google plans for vaccination includes Using Google tech for better results
Google is using its Cloud for helping public sector institutions, healthcare organizations and retail pharmacies to make use of google’s innovative technologies to speed up the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines.
Similarly, logistics companies are using our AI tech to improve trucking operations by adapting to traffic and cold weather. It can also detect temperature changes during transportations. After vaccines reach their destinations, company tools can be used for pre-screening, scheduling, and follow-up.
Intelligent Vaccine Impact Platform
Google plans for vaccination includes intelligent vaccine impact platform. It is helping states like New York and North Carolina for managing distribution and forecasting. Mainly used for hospital staffing, personal protective equipment, and vaccines centers.
Google informed that present COVID-19 has deeply affected every community all over the world. At the same time, it has inspired coordination between the public and private sectors across all international borders. Bringing vaccines to millions of people is not an easy task but google is making its full efforts in supporting this. Google said it is one of the most important problems we will solve in our lifetimes.
Highlighting local vaccination sites on Search and Maps
Highlighting the local vaccination sites on Search and Maps will help people in finding accurate and timely information about vaccines. The information panels on search include more than 40 countries and dozens of languages.
Google will include these vaccine information panels in their search results along with this it will start showing state and regional distribution in search results. It will be very useful for people, letting them know when they are eligible to receive the vaccine. First, this vaccine information panel in search results was launched last month in the UK. The same search panel can also be used for sharing the facts about COVID-19 and the locations of testing centers.
As a part of Google plans for vaccination. It is planning to launch the “Get The Facts” initiative across Google and YouTube for helping people to get authoritative info about vaccines.
Vaccines near me
Google searches for vaccines near me has significantly increased since the beginning of the year. We are focusing on making search results for vaccine locations as relevant as possible. In the coming weeks, COVID-19 vaccination locations will be available in Google Search and Maps. One of the main agenda in google plans for vaccination.
Vaccine locations will be starting from Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Following with some more states and countries. Search results can also inform further details like whether an appointment or referral is required. And also if the drive-through option or access is limited to specific people.
Google informs that it is working with partners like VaccineFinder.org, other authoritative sources, government agencies, and retail pharmacies. For gathering location information and making it available for everyone. Making google plans for vaccination more effective.
Getting vaccines to millions of people is a complex problem to solve. To make the vaccine distribution effective. Google plans for vaccination include providing more than $150 million to promote vaccine education and equitable distribution. Also making Google spaces as vaccination clinics. Along with highlighting authoritative information and local vaccination sites on Google search results and maps.