Facebook Starts Helping Users Find and Book COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Facebook says it wants to make it easier for 50 million people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

"The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines happens at a critical time as Somalia is now experiencing a new wave of the epidemic".

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The company added an additional measure, that would give Facebook users information on how to get vaccinated.

"We have strong systems in place to carry out immunization campaigns and enable safe delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines to frontline workers".

During the pandemic, Facebook launched an online hub for coronavirus information, which the company is expanding globally to its photo-service Instagram.

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The social network said it has already connected over 2 billion people to authoritative Covid-19 information.

IN previously only allowed anyone aged 50 and older and those with at-risk health conditions to make vaccine appointments. Facebook users in the U.S. who visit this online information center will also have access to a new feature available in 17 languages that displays a map of nearby places that offer the COVID-19 vaccine when they search for a city.

"These labels will note that COVID-19 vaccines go through tests for safety and effectiveness before they're approved".

Khairy said so far, 301,699 had received vaccine injections through the national vaccine programme and among the recipients were nurses (23.86 per cent); doctors (22.23 percent); other health groups (23.40 percent); army, police and others (21.33 percent) and only 0.11 percent involved members of the administration which is 302 people. This COVID-19 Information Center will also be expanded to Instagram.

Facebook Inc, which has been criticized by lawmakers and researchers for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread on its platforms, said on Monday it has started adding labels to posts that discuss the safety of the shots and will soon label all posts about the vaccines.

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, WHO's chief scientist, noted that 300 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been injected around the world, and there is no documented death linked to any one of them.

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