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Amazon’s Alexa will now tell you where you can get a vaccine and help you schedule an appointment

  • Amazon’s Alexa can now help you find a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Users can now ask Alexa questions like “Alexa, where can I get a COVID vaccine?”
  • The smart assistant will call nearby locations so users can inquire about appointments.

Alexa, Amazon‘s smart assistant, can now help you find a COVID-19 vaccine.

Amazon announced on Tuesday that users can now ask Alexa questions like “Alexa, where can I get a COVID vaccine?” or “Alexa, where can I get a COVID vaccine in Seattle?” Alexa will then provide a list of nearby locations offering the vaccine – users can say “Alexa, call the first one,” and the device will connect with that location so users can ask about available appointments.

Alexa, which is built into Amazon’s suite of Echo smart home devices, can also answer questions about vaccine availability and eligibility in over 85 countries and can help users find a nearby COVID testing site.
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The new feature comes after President Joe Biden announced Monday that every American over age 16 is now eligible to receive the vaccine, meeting his previously stated deadline of April 19.

Over 85 million Americans are now fully vaccinated and roughly 40% of Americans have received at least one dose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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