COVID-19 vaccine near me: Digital tools to help you find vaccination locations
As COVID-19 vaccines continue to be distributed across the country and its territories, more digital tools are becoming available to help Americans get their shots.
The U.S. is currently distributing vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson in hospitals, pharmacies and other locations in all 50 states.
Many state health departments websites offer information about where eligible groups can get the vaccine in their state, as well as each state’s vaccination plan. Big retail and pharmaceutical companies also have the information readily available on their websites. Tech giants, such as Apple and Facebook, have also developed digital tools to help users find locations offering vaccinations.
As language barriers thwart efforts to vaccinate Latino and other communities, government entities, as well as corporations and nonprofit groups, are publishing content in Spanish and other languages.
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Roughly 22.2% of people in the US have received at least one COVID-19 shot as of Mar. 18, and around 12% of people are fully vaccinated, according to USA TODAY’S COVID-19 vaccine tracker.
Here’s a list of online sources to help users find places where they can get a COVID-19 vaccine:
VaccineFinder is a free, online service where users can search for locations that offer vaccinations. The service is operated by epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Apple announced Tuesday it will display on its Apple Maps app places where users can go to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Apple product users can search for a nearby vaccination site by asking Siri or typing in the search bar within Maps.
Facebook launched a tool in its COVID Information Center that shows when and where users can get vaccinated. The update also gives users a link to make an appointment. The tool is still rolling out.
CVS Pharmacy has a map in their COVID-19 page where users can select their state and find the nearest CVS offering vaccinations. Eligible users can schedule their first and second doses of the vaccine online.
Users can visit the Rite Aid COVID-19 website to find out where they can get the vaccination against the virus. Visitors must click on their state to find out if they’re eligible for the vaccine and can schedule their appointment at the nearest Rite Aid.
Albertsons is part of the federal program to receive vaccines from the CDC. Users can visit their website to locate the nearest Albertsons offering COVID-19 vaccinations. Visitors must enter their zip code and confirm they are eligible for vaccination.
Hy-Vee’s pharmacy page offers a tool where users can enter their zip code and find the nearest Hy-Vee offering the vaccination against the COVID-19 virus. Due to limited vaccine supply, appointments may not be available at all locations, according to the web page.
The Walgreens COVID-19 vaccine locator tool helps residents in New Mexico and New Hampshire find a Walgreens providing vaccination against the coronavirus. Users must enter their zip code to find the nearest location.
Costco pharmacies are administering COVID-19 vaccines in locations in California, Mississippi, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Vermont and Washington. Residents seeking the vaccine can visit Costco’s COVID vaccine page and select their state and county, and book an appointment.
Through Kroger’s general vaccination website, users can can enter their zip code to locate the nearest Kroger location offering vaccination against COVID-19. The vaccine against the coronavirus is only available in select locations.
Walmart designed an interactive map to show which locations are offering COVID-19 vaccinations. Users can zoom in on their state and find the nearest location.
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