Alexa helps find the closest COVID-19 vaccination center in India

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After the coronavirus epidemic in early 2020, the problem of obtaining relevant COVID-19 information in India has been recurring. As a result, various tech companies have seen steps up to introduce specialized features that help users get useful information related to pandemics and vaccinations. Amazon has now published an important update to its voice assistant, Alexa. This will allow you to find the closest COVID-19 vaccination center in India.

This update is currently being rolled out to Alexa-based devices and is intended to give users relevant information about their nearest COVID-19 test / immunization center. Voice assistants can already answer COVID-19 related questions, but thanks to a previous update, the new update allows Alexa to find and identify the nearest medical facility that can be vaccinated with COVID-19. increase.

So now if you ask Alexa “Where can I get the COVID-19 test?” also “Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?”The assistant will provide you with the exact address of the nearest medical center where you can get a COVID-19 test or get a COVID-19 vaccine. It uses your current location to find the nearest vaccination center.

In addition, if you want to search for a vaccination center elsewhere or check the availability of a vaccine at a medical center, you can use your vaccine information skills. So when you tell Alexa to “open vaccine information,” you’ll be asked for a 6-digit PIN code to find the information you need for a particular location. In addition, Alexa can set reminders to check for vaccine availability if the vaccine is currently unavailable at the nearest center.

According to Amazon, Alexa uses resources from official platforms such as the CoWIN portal, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) website, and MapMyIndia to obtain information. Therefore, users can expect to get relevant and reliable information through the voice assistant. This update is currently being rolled out to all Indian users who own Alexa-based devices and should be available automatically.