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Google Maps to start displaying COVID vaccination locations

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January 28, 2021

Google Maps is adding COVID-19 vaccination sites to its growing list of COVID related features.

The app will soon display locations offering the vaccine after searches for “vaccines near me” increased five fold since the beginning of the year, Google said Monday.

The feature will be available in the coming weeks for Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Google says more states and countries will be added later.

Details about whether an appointment is needed, access limitations, or drive-through options will be included in the results of the search, Google detailed in its blog post.

In September, Google Maps began displaying data of seven-day averages of new positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people.

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