Now that every adult in the U.S. is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, Amazon has given its digital assistant Alexa the ability to help people find out where they can get inoculated locally.
Consumers can now ask, “Alexa, where can I get a COVID vaccine?” Users can also include their location in the question by saying, for example, “Alexa, where can I get a COVID vaccine in Seattle?”
Users can then get in contact with the vaccination site by saying “Alexa, call the first one.” For users outside of the U.S., Alexa can be used to learn more about vaccine availability and eligibility and find a nearby testing location.
“We will continue to evolve our experiences over time to provide customers with information that is important to them,” Amazon said on its website. The company added that consumers can find out more about its efforts to support the COVID-19 vaccine rollout by visiting its COVID-19 testing and vaccination blog.
Amazon isn’t the only major tech corporation striving to help get COVID-19 vaccinations into more arms. Facebook recently added new features to its Covid Information Center. The social media giant now offers a tool that shows users when and where they can get vaccinated, plus a link to make an appointment.