Google announced today that it is taking several steps to distribute COVID-19 vaccines throughout the United States. This includes grants and opening its facilities to vaccination programs. This tech company is just one of many large corporations like Amazon, Walmart, and Starbucks that have committed to helping local governments and medical providers improve vaccination.
Google will offer advertising grants and pledges totaling $ 150 million to public health agencies and health organizations to support vaccination education. It will support vaccine delivery by making Google services available, including parking lots and buildings.
According to the company, it has partnered with Forest Medical, public health officials, and opened vaccination sites in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, California, Kirkland, Washington, and New York City. Additional destinations are planned for the US-based upon vaccine availability. Its technology, which includes the Intelligent Vaccine Impair Platform, is used to aid in logistics planning for vaccine delivery.
Google’s crisis relief program will provide funding for approximately $ 100,000,000 in advertising grants. These funds will be distributed to non-profit organizations like the CDC Foundation or the World Health Organization.
The company stated that another $ 50 million will be invested “in partnership with public healthcare agencies to reach underserved areas with vaccine-related information and content.” Google.org has granted grants of almost $ 5 million to organizations that are focused on reaching rural and minority communities, such as the Nature Health Leadership Institute of the Vaccine School of Medicine (CDC Foundation) and the Vaccine School of Medicine (Vaccine School of Medicine).