Apple Maps Now Shows COVID-19 Vaccination Locations in U.S.
Apple has today updated Apple Maps with COVID-19 vaccination locations from VaccineFinder, a free, online service that provides the latest vaccine availability for those eligible at providers and pharmacies throughout the US.
Users can find nearby COVID-19 vaccination locations from the Search bar in Apple Maps by selecting COVID-19 Vaccines in the Find Nearby menu or by asking Siri, “Where can I get a COVID vaccination?”
The Apple Maps placecard for each vaccine site will include the operating hours, address, phone numbers, and a link to the provider’s website, where Maps users can learn more about available vaccines and book appointments.
Along with the data provided by VaccineFinder, healthcare providers, labs, or other businesses can submit information on COVID-19 testing or vaccination locations on the Apple Business Register page. Once validated, Apple may display information about the testing or vaccination locations to people using Apple services such as Apple Maps.
The initial rollout includes more than 20,000 locations, with Apple adding more sites in the coming weeks.