The United States continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit the nation especially badly, as it reports the highest number of both coronavirus cases and deaths in the world. The US currently has two vaccines, developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, authorised for emergency use.
Google is set to provide company-owned properties as vaccination sites across the United States, CEO of Google and Alphabet Sundar Pichai announced in his blog on Monday.
“To help with vaccination efforts, starting in the United States, we’ll make select Google facilities—such as buildings, parking lots and open spaces—available as needed. These sites will be open to anyone eligible for the vaccine based on state and local guidelines,” the blog said.
According to Pichai, the enterprise is striving to assist in vaccination efforts, and for this purpose will funnel $150 million to promote vaccine education and the equitable distribution of immunisers.
“Today, we’re announcing…$100 million in ad grants for the CDC Foundation, the World Health Organization, and nonprofits around the globe. We’ll invest another $50 million in partnership with public health agencies to reach underserved communities with vaccine-related content and information,” Google CEO wrote.