“Get vaccinated. Wear a mask. Save lives,” says today’s Google Doodle. The Doodle that went live on Saturday, May 1 in the US, UK, Canada, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka features the Google letters wearing face masks and celebrating after they get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Google Doodle page further adds: “As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, help stop the spread by finding a local vaccine site, and following these steps for prevention. Learn more about resources to help you and your community stay informed and connected, and the latest ways we’re responding.” Researchers from Stanford University drew on behavioural economics and consumer research to come up with ways to increase vaccine acceptance. They found that ‘increasing observability’ increases the chance that an innovation will be adopted because we see others making the same choice. Indeed, this logo might just help raise more vaccine awareness and acceptance. The Doodle was introduced just as India began its COVID-19 vaccination rollout for all adults aged 18 or above.

Get vaccinated': Today's Google Doodle

Clicking on the Doodle, takes us to the search results for “COVID vaccine near me.” The result page carries a comprehensive sidebar that informs users about the Covid-19 vaccine priority groups, safety, side effects and effectiveness and also provides details about appointment scheduling as well as vaccination centres.

More than 1.08 billion vaccine doses have been administered worldwide, equal to 14 doses for every 100 people. Pakistan’s vaccination rate, however, at 0.97 per 100 members of the population is among the lowest in the world.

From : pk.mashable.com

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