The second wave of the deadly coronavirus is wreaking havoc in India, amid which several countries have extended their aid and resources to help the country effectively fight the pandemic. In the midst of this, the microblogging site Twitter has also come forward to help raise awareness about the COVID-19 vaccine and push them towards vaccinations.
For the uninformed, Twitter added a new feature in the User Timeline where they could get help with the correct vaccination information. The feature appears at the top of Twitter user feeds and is available for iOS and Android users.
Confirming the same, Twitter said in a statement, “As COVID-19 vaccinations become more widely available, we want you to have access to the latest information on vaccines in your country. This week you will see a prompt in your timeline that links to sources on the safety, efficacy and news of vaccines from public health experts, ”as cited by the Zee Media Bureau.
The name of the box is “Covid-19 Vaccines: Know the Facts”. To learn about COVID-19 vaccines, press the link on the map which will then redirect the user to a Twitter events page that will further inform them of company-verified information on the vaccine from trusted sources. .
The page informs about several questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine which includes the effectiveness of the vaccine, potential side effects, different vaccines and variants, advice for pregnant women, getting multiple vaccines at once, and more. .
This Twitter feature comes in the wake of the third vaccination campaign in India which starts from May 1 for people between the ages of 18 and 45. The central government has announced that it will begin the process of registering vaccines for all over 18s from April 28.