According to Android Central, WhatsApp is today teaming up with the WHO for the new “Vaccines for All” sticker pack. WHO or the World Health Organization is partnering with WhatsApp to help users share their vaccine experiences. As a result, the organization is likely hoping to encourage uptake of the vaccine.
In 2020, WhatsApp also brought us the “Together at Home” sticker pack. This sticker pack is also the result of a partnership with the WHO. This pack was an attempt to help people keep communicating while staying at home during lockouts.
The new vaccine pack is representative of the state of the world and of the pandemic. The company is expanding its work with public health organizations by claiming that since the start of the pandemic, it has partnered with more than 150 national, state and local governments. More specifically with organizations like WHO and UNICEF.
The partnership was an initiative to get COVID-19 hotlines up and running so they can connect more than 2 billion users with accurate information and resources. Over 3 billion messages have been sent through these global hotlines in the past year.
As the pandemic enters a new phase in many countries, governments are using these hotlines to privately connect citizens to accurate vaccine information and registration, in countries like Indonesia, the United Kingdom. South Africa, Argentina, Brazil and India. In Indonesia, 500,000 medical workers registered for their vaccine appointments on this service in its first 5 days.
Vaccines for All sticker pack aims to increase vaccination rate
WhatsApp made the statement via a blog post. Sticker pack aside, WhatsApp has been busy this month. News has come that the company is working on making it possible to transfer call history between iOS and Android. So finding the time to create a sticker pack promoting the vaccine seems like a good thing.
The vaccine can help bring the world closer to normal. Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a global shortage of chips, making it harder for companies to manufacture their products. People are purchasing home technology at a high rate compared to the previous year.
The world is returning to pre-pandemic normality. Google is starting to let its employees return to offices around the world. Overall, WhatsApp and other companies helping to spread awareness about the vaccine aim to help the world become a better place.
As small as it may sound, using a sticker pack to publicize the vaccine, all helps. As long as WhatsApp keeps doing good things like this, everything should pay off. Now only time will tell if these digital stickers will be picked up by other companies.