Facebook will tell people where they can get vaccinated

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University in a ‘Conversation on Free Expression” in Washington, DC on October 17, 2019.

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Facebook this week will begin showing its U.S. users information about where and when they can get Covid-19 vaccines, the company announced on Monday.

As part of its Covid-19 Information Center, Facebook will direct users to local health agency websites where they can get information about their eligibility to get vaccinated. The feature will expand globally in the coming weeks.

The company will also provide $120 million in ad credits to health agencies around the world so they can run campaigns about Covid-19 vaccines.

Additionally, the company said that it worked with the World Health Organization to expand its list of false claims related to Covid-19. Facebook will remove those claims from its services.

Facebook said it is also partnering with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to ensure information about the Covid-19 vaccines reach communities where vaccine access may be lower. This includes Native American, Black and Latinx communities.

The company announced in November its plans to provide users with authoritative information about the Covid-19 vaccines.

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