Capitol Correspondence - 01.26.21

Google Plans New Resource to Find Vaccination Sites – Initial Launch in Four States

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As reported by Politico Pulse:

“Google will be using VaccineFinder data to serve up a list of local Covid-19 vaccination sites and logistical information, the company announced today. The company told POLITICO’s Mohana Ravindranath that the results will look similar to its map and list of Covid-19 testing centers that shows up when you search: “Covid testing near me.”

Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas will be the first to see the new dashboard, which will display drive-thru locations, whether you’ll need an appointment or referral and whether vaccination is limited to certain groups.

The company is also doling out $155 million in grants and cash aimed at education and vaccine outreach to underserved populations, including people of color and rural populations, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said.”