COVID-19 vaccination centres can now be found on Google Maps
Singapore is the third country in the world to get this feature on Google Maps, after the United States and France.
Singapore residents can now find which COVID-19 vaccination centre or testing centre is closest to them on Google Maps.
Google Maps has made this feature available in Singapore, with all the vaccination centres in the country listed in it.
To use this feature, users have to share their locations with the app. Singapore is the third country that has access to this feature in Google Maps, after the United States and France.
Currently, only essential workers and Singapore residents aged 45 and above are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
However, from May 19, those aged between 40 and 44 can register for their jabs. On Tuesday, (May 18), authorities announced that it will extend the interval between both doses to six to eight weeks, so as to allow more residents to receive their first dosage instead.
This new strategy will aim to get Singapore’s adult population vaccinated with at least one dose by August.
Here are the steps on how to find out the closest vaccination centre to you and how to get there:
- Open the Google maps app or search ‘google maps’ on google
- Search ‘vaccine centres near me’
- A list of locations will appear, click ‘directions’ on your preferred location
Do note that appointments for vaccinations must be booked prior to visiting the vaccine centres.