COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Consolidation On-line Website – Updated Every 5 Minutes

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Consolidation On-line Website – Updated Every 5 Minutes

COVIDWA.COM *  Updated daily COVID Press Release April 2021

NEW features to CovidWA to make it even easier for people to find available vaccines just added.  Above press release covered exciting news about CovidWA.com.  Washington vaccine-finder website will text you when there’s a shot available nearby

Seattle, WA—COVIDWA.COM has announced the launch of a Covid-19 vaccine appointment availability website. The website lists vaccine providers by county and indicates the availability of Covid-19 vaccine by provider.  COVIDWA.COM is first covering vaccine providers in King County.  Ultimately COVIDWA.COM will cover the entire state of Washington. Vaccine providers will be added to the site as fast as our band of volunteers can make it happen.

The goal of COVIDWA.COM is to make finding and booking a Covid-19 vaccination in Washington State “easier, less frustrating, and less time consuming” according to team member Kirsten Andrews. COVIDWA.COM condenses Covid-19 vaccination providers onto one location for ease of use and efficiency.  Available vaccination appointments can be searched for and found as they come available. To make an appointment the user selects the provider that has appointments available and is brought directly to the vaccine provider’s scheduling site.

About COVIDWA.COM development: COVIDWA.COM is the brain child of four current and former software developers starting the beginning of February 2021.  Co-founder George Hu shared the team’s sentiment. “Many of us in tech have wanted to find a way to help in the fight for COVID… our team has doubled every day because tech people really want to help and this is something we can do.”  Within three days they created a working prototype that centralized available vaccine appointments. In less than a week, they are launching to cover King County.

The volunteer team has expanded to over a 20 people including working professionals, retirees, community volunteers, and students from within and outside the Pacific NW. The team is also coordinating with other like efforts through the country.  Co-founder Dan Morris again spoke for the team saying “We’ve seen critical workers go above and beyond during this entire pandemic. Many of us have been wondering how we can do more than just social distance and stay safe.

This initiative provided an opportunity for tech workers give their skills helping us get through this trying time.”

How to help: Since the development of COVIDWA.COM is entirely a volunteer effort. We are seeking volunteers to help with software development, project management, and marketing.

Please volunteer via our web site if you are interested in helping.

Media contacts: Maureen A. O’Hara ∙ 425.246.8645 ∙ maureeno@msn.com Kirsten Andrews ∙ 206.499.0980 ∙ kandrews@gorge.net

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