Google on Thursday went international with tools designed to help people find COVID-19 vaccination locations, as the U.S. internet titan intensifies efforts to combat the pandemic.
The internet titan also plans to launch a cloud-based “virtual agent” that people can use to schedule vaccination appointments or get information about the subject in some 28 languages using a chat, text message or phone call.
Google said it will provide 250,000 doses of the vaccine to “countries in need” along with the ability for people to find stroke sites in Canada, Chile, France, India, Singapore and the United States.
“As we learned during the pandemic, no one is safe from COVID-19 until everyone is safe,” Google said.
“Providing vaccines to everyone in the world is a challenging but necessary undertaking.”
Google is part of several technology companies, including Amazon and Uber, that have increased resources or efforts to help people vaccinate against COVID-19.
In addition to providing a total of 250,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to countries in need, Google funds “pop-up” sites for the US heist and promises an additional $ 250 million in advertising credit to disseminate information about the vaccine. .
“There’s a lot of work to do to make sure everyone who wants to be vaccinated can do it,” Google said in a blog post.
“Globally, it can be years before some countries even get enough vaccines.”