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Apple Maps and Siri now show you where to get vaccinated in the US

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Following a similar move by Google and Facebook, Apple Maps is now making it easy to see where you can get vaccinated.

Apple built the feature into its apps using VaccineFinder, an online tool created by Boston Children’s Hospital.  You can simply open up Maps and tap the ‘COVID-19 Vaccines‘. Alternatively, you can ask Siri “where can I get a COVID vaccination?.”

Tap on an eligible location, and you’ll be able to see operating hours, addresses, phone numbers, and a link to where you can sign up. And as before, Apple Maps still includes information on COVID-19 testing sites, and modified business hours due to lockdowns.

So far, the feature includes 20,000 locations, but Apple says it will be adding more sites “in the coming weeks.” Although Apple is currently relying on VaccineFinder, it notes that providers can submit their info at its Business Register page.

It’s a small but important move — the sooner most of us get vaccinated, the sooner we can leave this pandemic behind.

Mike

Mike is a Staff Writer for Geeker. For over 14 years, he has written about technology and tech history for sites such as The Atlantic, Fast Company, PCMag, PCWorld, Macworld, Ars Technica, and Wired. As a collector of vintage computers and video games for over 25 years, he brings a deep sense of history to his writings and uses that to inform his works on the past, present, and the future of tech.

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