Google putting $150 million into vaccine promotion

Monday, 25. January 2021 09:12

Google's parent company Alphabet will put $150 million in promoting coronavirus vaccine education and equitable access, CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post published on Monday.

A total of $100 million from the total sum will be divided among the World Health Organization (WHO) the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as non-profit organizations worldwide. Meanwhile, $50 million will fo into helping health agencies reach "underserved communities with vaccine-related content and information."

Furthermore, the company will open up Google sites so they can act as vaccination centers and added it will provide specific information on how to get a vaccine within its search engine. " In the coming weeks, COVID-19 vaccination locations will be available in Google Search and Maps, starting with Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, with more states and countries to come. We’ll include details like whether an appointment or referral is required, if access is limited to specific groups, or if it has a drive-through," Pichai stated.

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