In the coming weeks, the search engine behemoth plans to release reports on vaccine clinics. On Friday, Google India announced that it is collaborating with the Union Ministry of Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to accurately surface vaccination center details on Search, Maps, and Assistant.
In the coming weeks, the search engine behemoth plans to release reports on vaccine clinics. Since the campaign began on January 16 after clearance for Covishield and Covaxin, 2.6 crore doses of corona vaccine have been administered in the world.
“As Covid-19 continues to pose a danger to our populations, we are committed to doing all we can to support the country’s health institutions at this crucial juncture in the pandemic, where the efficient rollout of these large-scale vaccines can help us collectively turn a corner and see a much-needed return to normalcy,” Google India said in a release.
The organization said it has been collaborating closely with the Union Health Ministry’s Rapid Risk Management unit, which is monitoring disinformation through regions and languages using social media listening platforms and combating it with science-based messages on vaccinations and pandemic response in general.
As the government starts the process of mass vaccination against COVID-19, Google India has made an attempt to offer authoritative and timely information to people who have concerns about vaccines.
“We’ve collaborated with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to amplify this science-based narrative about vaccination drives,” Google India stated.
Shortly after the first round of vaccines began, the firm launched awareness panels in Google Search that appear as users search for information about the Covid vaccine.
These panels combine knowledge on the two vaccines, their potency, efficacy, delivery, and side effects, and are available in English and eight Indian languages: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, and Hindi.
This data comes from the MoHFW, and it includes responses to often asked questions, real-time reports on vaccines performed, and access to the MoHFW page for further local tools.