Popular Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp announced a new sticker pack named ‘Vaccines for All’ as part of the company’s efforts to spread attention to the Covid-vaccine. 19.
These stickers, called “Vaccines for All”, allow WhatsApp users to show their appreciation to healthcare professionals around the world.
The new sticker pack was created in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). The stickers were designed by WHO.
“As Covid-19 vaccines are being rolled out across the world, the new sticker pack aims to encourage vaccine uptake and represents hope,” said Andy Pattison, team leader, Channels digital, to WHO in a press release. “The Covid-19 vaccines are going to be a game-changer, but, for now, we must continue to wear masks, physically move away, avoid crowds, ventilate indoor spaces and clean hands.”
In addition, to offer verified information on Covid-19, WhatsApp has also partnered with more than 150 national, state and local governments, as well as organizations such as WHO and UNICEF.
Everything you need to know about the ‘Vaccine for all’ sticker pack
Covid-19 helplines created on WhatsApp have also started offering information on vaccines and registration. The new “Vaccine for All” sticker pack contains 23 WhatsApp-specific stickers, planned in partnership with WHO.
The stickers are available for download for Android and iOS users and aim to let people “express the joy, relief and hope they feel about the possibilities offered by the Covid-19 vaccines”, reported the news agency ANI quoting Mashable.
Along with the stickers, WhatsApp has also added Covid-19 hotlines from different governments and organizations like WHO, UNICEF and more since the start of the pandemic. WhatsApp also said that governments in countries like India, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa have started using these hotlines to connect citizens with information and accurate recording of COVID-19 vaccine.
The report adds that in India, WhatsApp has cooperated with MyGov to provide data relating to Covid-19 via a chatbot. The chatbot, called MyGov Corona Helpdesk, includes details on Covid-19 vaccines and has passed the 30 million user mark.