Apart from providing information about the whereabouts of the vaccination centre, the app will also provide other information, such as whether the centre is open or not.
As the number of coronavirus cases in India increases and people looks towards vaccination, Google Maps has begun to indicate available vaccination centres on one route. As the country continues to record a record number of cases every day, the demand for vaccination increases.
Karen DeSalvo, Chief Health Officer of Google Health, said that the application would make it easier for people to find the nearest vaccination centres in their vicinity and direct them to the centre.
DeSalvo further stated that the app would help provide users with information about the availability of vaccinations in their surrounding areas, requiring them to travel to the vaccination centre.
How will Google Maps work?
If you search for vaccination centres on the Google Maps app, all the nearby centres will appear on their screen. Apart from providing information about the whereabouts of the vaccination centre, the app will also provide other information, such as whether the centre is open or not.
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In his blog post, DeSalvo stated that no one is 100 per cent safe from the epidemic, as long as not all people in the world have been vaccinated against the virus. It wasn’t easy to accept providing vaccines to all people living in different countries at the earliest possible time. DeSalvo said that Google and its other applications would continue to play their part in achieving the task.
Two coronavirus vaccines have been given emergency approval by drug regulators in the country, including the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine, which is being produced by the Serum Institute of India in the country developed indigenously by Hyderabad-based India Biotech. Covaxin is a vaccine. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) oversees