This week B.C. begins giving the first shots in the largest mass vaccination in provincial history.
Canadians are joining Americans in the frantic race for COVID-19 vaccinations, with millions of people now anxiously glued to their computers in a desperate attempt to book a coveted vaccination appointment.
Booking online seems to be your best option in B.C. after a TELUS call centre struggled with booking COVID-19 vaccine appointments by phone for the initial wave of seniors and their caregivers in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. And with vaccine rollout ramping up, being able to efficiently secure an appointment online is becoming top of mind across the country.
One Vancouver company, Visualping, has been making headlines in the U.S. with their website monitoring alert system. With their easy-to-use technology, so far more than 75,000 people in the United States have successfully tracked available COVID-19 vaccine slots on healthcare, drugstores, and local websites. Now over 3,000 Canadians have signed up to begin the race here.
Visualping is helping people secure vaccine appointments faster for themselves and for their loved ones, freeing them from frantically pushing ‘refresh’ all day on their local vaccine distribution websites.
Visualping closed a $2 million funding round late last year led by Mistral Venture Partners.