Within the scope of combating the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been in our lives for more than 1 year, technology giants have developed tools that will benefit users. Google, one of the leading companies, has added special sections related to the pandemic to its Maps app. It made it easier to detect COVID-19 case rates in the region directly from Maps.
As of early 2021, vaccine studies have accelerated all over the world. Google has started to develop features for Maps that will give information about vaccination. With the update released today, it has improved the app that will encourage users to get vaccinated.
With the start of vaccination efforts around the world, the search for “vaccines near me” began to increase. Taking action at this point, Google began developing a feature in Maps that will allow users to see where they can be vaccinated. This can be done initially in the US states of Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
Users will be able to find out if they need an appointment or referral to get vaccinated, and whether the vaccine is limited to certain population groups. Maps will also be visible if the vaccine is available at a mobile location.
Google also reminds users that they can find a vaccination location through Maps. The search bar on the Android version of the app previously had the phrase “Search here”. Starting today, the phrase “Search for COVID-19 vaccines” will now be at the forefront. As soon as users open the app, they will be able to find places where they can get a COVID-19 vaccine.
“To help find accurate and timely information about vaccines, we have expanded our search information panels to cover more than 40 countries and many languages,” Google said in a statement.