Alexa can now tell you where to find a COVID-19 vaccine

Alexa can now tell you where to find a COVID-19 vaccine


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Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices can now help direct customers to COVID-19 vaccination sites, the company announced today. Users can ask, “Alexa, where can I get a COVID vaccine?” and hear a list of nearby places to get a shot.

After hearing the list, users can also ask Alexa to call a vaccination site, which the company said in a blog post can help them get information about appointment availability. Making COVID-19 vaccine appointments by phone is often easier for older adults or other people who struggle to use online scheduling platforms.

Amazon introduced an Alexa feature that could direct people to COVID-19 testing sites in February.

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