Google will open up some of its corporate spaces across the US to be used as COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in a blog post, partnering with One MEdical and public health authorities, it will open “buildings, parking lots and open space,” to anyone eligible for the vaccine starting in New York City, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Kirkland, Washington.
The announcement is one of several new commitments the company is making to help the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine this year.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected every community all over the world,” Pichai said. “It’s also inspired coordination between public and private sectors, and across international borders, on a remarkable scale. We can’t slow down now.”
Google also pledged $150 million to promote vaccine education and distribution, including $100 million in ad grants and $50 million in partnership with health agencies.