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How to use Google Maps to find the closest Covid-19 vaccination centres

A beneficiary receives the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, amid rising coronavirus cases across the country, at a government dispensary in Patna. 
A beneficiary receives the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, amid rising coronavirus cases across the country, at a government dispensary in Patna.  (ANI)

You can use Google Maps to find the closest Covid-19 vaccination centres around you. The map will also inform you if the vaccination centre is open or not so as you don’t waste a trip.

Most of us might not be eligible for the vaccine right now, but our parents and grandparents are. To ensure that the least amount of time is wasted outside the house in the presence of other people while in search for a vaccination centre, it is best to do your research beforehand. 

If you know exactly where the closest vaccination centre is around you and whether it is open, you can save a lot of time and stay safe. Google Maps can help you with this. The app can help you find the closest vaccination centre around you and also inform you about whether it is open or not.

As Karen DeSalvo, Chief Health Officer at Google Health pointed out, Google Maps will also let you know whether vaccines are available around you as well.

How to find the closest Covid-19 vaccination centre near you with Google Maps

- You can get on Google Maps and just search for vaccination centres on the app.

- The search results are going to pull up all nearby vaccination centres near you on the map.

- And apart from telling you far they are from you, the app is also going to inform you whether it is open or not.

India is dealing with the second wave of Covid-19 and the country has launched the third phase of vaccination, which includes people above the age of 45 years. Currently, India is vaccinating people with Covisheild, which is being produced by the Serum Institute of India, and Covaxcin, which is developed by Hyderabad based Bharat Biotech. Sputnik V is the third vaccine that has been approved in India and the first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V will be delivered this month.

The whole point is to minimise human contact as much as possible as you venture out for vaccines or work. Stay safe and wear that mask.

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