Facebook said it is partnering with the Indian government to roll out a Vaccine Finder tool on the Facebook mobile app in India from this week.Available in 17 languages, the tool is designed to help people identify places nearby to get the vaccine as it displays vaccine centre locations and their hours of operation as provided by the health ministry.
“The tool will also show walk-in options (for 46 years and above) and a link to register on the CoWin website and schedule your vaccination appointment. You can access the tool in the Covid-19 Information Center,” Facebook said in a statement.
Facebook also committed to provide health resources from UNICEF India about when to seek emergency care and how to manage mild the symptoms of Covid-19 at home. "The information is accessible and prominent on Facebook’s Covid-19 Information Center and in Feed. On Instagram, we are promoting this information via Guides in Explore,” the company said.