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Over the past year, Google has leveraged its large platforms to display useful, pandemic-related information. The latest is a simple encouragement in Google Maps about finding COVID-19 vaccines near you. 

In Google Maps for Android, the pill-shaped field at the top of the screen prompts users to “Search COVID-19 vaccines.” This particular message does not yet appear on iOS, while the web makes use of a banner underneath the search box. 

It replaces the usually generic “Search here” prompt and joins other PSAs in the app. The “Explore” tab links to a “COVID-19 info & vaccine locations” page for your area, while a “COVID-19 info” map layer has existed for some time now. Other related features include:

Google Maps COVID-19 vaccines

Meanwhile, YouTube is behind an online and TV ad campaign, while Google has released a handful of high profile PSA messages:

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