WhatsApp announced, this Tuesday (06), the launch of a package of special stickers in support of vaccination against covid-19. The action is a partnership of the app with the World Health Organization (WHO).
Called “Vaccines for All”, “Vaccine for all” in direct translation, the collection is now available to all users. The idea, according to the app, is to offer people a fun and creative way to express the joy, relief and hope that immunization brings.
Furthermore, the stickers are a tribute and a way of thanking “the healthcare professionals, true heroes who continue to work to save lives during these difficult times”.
WhatsApp explained that, since the beginning of the pandemic, it has partnered with more than 150 municipal, state and federal governments and entities such as WHO and UNICEF, to offer channels of support and information about the coronavirus.
“We want to help governments and international organizations reach as many people around the world as possible with information and services related to immunization, especially people in hard-to-reach places or from marginalized groups. In addition, we waive the fees normally charged for sending messages through the WhatsApp Business API”, explained the application.
Andy Pattison, leader of the WHO Digital Channels team, said the stickers are intended to encourage immunization and represent hope. “Vaccines are a watershed, but, for now, we must continue to wear masks, follow social distance, avoid crowding, ventilate internal spaces and keep our hands very clean,” he recalled.
WhatsApp has an account with a chatbot in Portuguese, in partnership with the WHO, for reliable information about coronavirus. To contact WHO Health Alert, simply add the number +41798931892 to your contact list and send a “hi” or click on the link https://wa.me/41798931892?text=oi.