Photo: Reuters / Marco Bello
Since the start of the COVID-19 vaccination process in the United States, on December 14, more than 95 million doses have been placed nationwide, according to official data from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control, according to its English acronym). As the days go by, the doses available are more and the campaign continues to increase. Currently, the country puts out an average of 2.1 million vaccines per day. It is much more than other countries, but the country’s population of 330 million is still far from being vaccinated.
however, Complaints persist about the vaccine shortage and, above all, how difficult it is to get an appointment in a large portion of the 50 states in the North American country.. Although some managed to vaccinate more than 25 percent of the population in nearly these three months – as in New Mexico or Connecticut – in others, the rate was less than 15 percent, as in Georgia.
While there are still hundreds of thousands waiting to be vaccinated, those who meet the requirements to receive their doses cannot find a turn. They have a new tool that can make the process easier for them.
A person receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: Reuters / Marco Bello
It is a web page called Dr.B, where the user uploads his data indicating his place of residence and whether he is eligible for vaccination, and he receives a text message every time there is an excess of vaccines in his area. Often times people who take shifts don’t show up to get the vaccine and at the end of the day there are some of those shots left. To prevent it from being lost, it is usually placed on those who have not had an earlier appointment.
Page serves 200 cities across the country, and covers a large portion of the metropolitan territory of the United States, although initially it only began operating in New York and Arkansas. To date, there are more than half a million Americans registered on the site.
“There are many people who want the vaccine, for themselves or their family members, and on the other hand, there are vaccine providers who are doing their best to do their job in the best possible way. They both need the right tools to be able to carry out the marathon mission to vaccinate an entire country,” said Cyrus Masoumi, Page founder and former president of ZocDoc, of the National Press.
From the moment the person registered on the site receives a text message alerting him to the availability of a vaccine in his area, That has 15 minutes to answer if you are to take it. After this, you are given, on average, a two-hour window to get to the vaccination center.
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