WhatsApp has introduced ‘Vaccine for All’ stickers for its users. The feature launched in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) aims for WhatsApp users to show their appreciation towards healthcare workers’ efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has also been introduced so that people can express their relief over coronavirus vaccination. As per the blog post by WhatsApp, users can share these stickers with their loved ones privately to share the joy over the COVID-19 vaccine and the possibilities it offers.
WhatsApp’s official Twitter account also shared a link for its users to download the new sticker pack. The ‘Vaccine for All’ sticker pack was launched on 7 April on World Health Day 2021. It is available for both iOS and Android users.
Stating that WhatsApp wants to support people from marginalized communities and those living in faraway areas, the messaging service said they want to help governments and organizations share information regarding vaccines with the users.
Previously, WhatsApp also collaborated with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), WHO, and several national and local governments for COVID-19 related helplines. As per the blog post, these helplines have helped 2 billion WhatsApp users get accurate information about the pandemic.
These helplines, which were created initially for awareness regarding the pandemic, are now being used by the government to share information about the vaccine and help users with vaccine registration. Apart from India, other countries using these helplines are Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa, and Argentina.