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Nextdoor, Albertsons Companies, and Moderna Join Hands to Launch COVID-19 Vaccine Map
The map can be helpful for neighbors to discover nearby pharmacies, book appointments, and learn more about COVID-19 immunizations.
FREMONT, CA: The COVID-19 Vaccine Map, funded by Albertsons Companies and Moderna, was launched today by Nextdoor. The map will show nearby vaccine appointment sites, such as local Albertsons Companies pharmacy store banners like Safeway, Vons, Albertsons, and Jewel-Osco. It will allow residents to make an appointment or discover more about the vaccines alongside educational information from the CDC (CDC).
Throughout the epidemic, Nextdoor has been essential in connecting neighbors and providing credible, locally relevant information on COVID-19. With the introduction of immunizations, neighbors have continued to use Nextdoor to assist one another in navigating the procedure. According to CDC data from June, 47 percent of the total U.S. population had not yet received a vaccine dosage, and vaccination rates have dropped significantly. However, 37 percent of Nextdoor neighbors think that seeing more studies into COVID-19 vaccines will motivate them to get vaccinated. Neighbors will learn when, where, and why they should get vaccines thanks to the Nextdoor Vaccine Map.
Neighbors can use the Nextdoor Vaccine Map to enter their zip code to identify their nearest vaccine facility and arrange an appointment with a single click. The map will also incorporate trusted information from the CDC to better understand COVID-19 vaccines and boost confidence in them.
"We are honored to partner with Albertsons and Moderna to help spread awareness, education, and accessibility of COVID-19 vaccines to neighbors across the country," said Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar. "Brands recognize the importance of reaching people at the neighborhood-level with Nextdoor's unique targeting to encourage and support vaccinations. The Vaccine Map will help ease the burdens of the scheduling process while providing trustworthy, locally relevant information so neighborhoods can come together once again."
"Enabling COVID-19 vaccine accessibility across all communities and neighborhoods is our top priority during this public health crisis. The Vaccine Map from Nextdoor enables equitable access and education across thousands of neighborhoods," said Omer Gajial, Albertsons Companies SVP Pharmacy, and Health.
"Moderna is committed to working with a coalition of partners to increase awareness and education of the importance of COVID-19 vaccination especially at the community level," said Michael Mullette, VP, Managing Director North America Commercial Operations of Moderna. "We are proud to partner with Nextdoor to assist people in identifying vaccine locations and to help ensure that accurate and relevant information on vaccination is available through the Vaccine Map."