Two Toronto-based engineers have created a texting tool to help Ontarians find nearby vaccination clinics.
After seeing that a tool in the United States was allowing people to find nearby vaccination clinics through a text, Zain Manji and his friend Ashish Yelekar started developing a system for people in Ontario.
The two then had a texting system up and running within three hours.
Ashish and myself just created this same tool for Ontario, Canada 🇨🇦
Try texting +1 (833) 356-1683 with your postal code, you’ll get an instant reply with nearby vaccination sites 💉
We’ll soon create it for other provinces in Canada ❤️
— Zain Manji (@ZainManji) May 1, 2021
In a tweet, Manji outlined that to use the system all you have to do is text +1 (833) 356-1683 with your postal code. You should then get an instant reply with information on nearby vaccination sites. The information includes the address and phone number of two to three sites near you.
Manji notes that the pair will soon create a system for other provinces in Canada as well.
Image credit: Flickr (Mark Burr)