Ever since the Covid-19 vaccination campaigns began, there has been a lot of chaos around the availability of limited shots in hospitals and local health departments, the issues with sign-up websites and other online tools. Moreover, in New York particularly, vaccines are being distributed across several different sites. As a result, people are struggling with multiple registration websites as they look for open slots.
As a plan to offer a better solution to these issues, software developer Dan Benamy worked on creating a platform along with other volunteers to pull every open vaccine appointment into one, easy-to-use site. The platform pulls in vaccine appointments from around 40 locations currently.
“I reached out to a couple of folks I knew initially, and we started building this very quickly. Other folks started coming in on the effort — developers, designers, other people,” said Benamy about his plan to start this project.
The site is nycvaccinelist.com and according to Benamy, it is very simple to access. He and his team of volunteers also plan to bring more improvements to the site to increase its accessibility, such as adding other languages and most importantly, bringing more information to it. “The more places that we can aggregate vaccine availability from, the easier it will be for people to find vaccines, and that’s really all that matters. We’re continuing to build more tools to pull in information from other sites,” said Benamy.
The hottest website in NYC now is https://t.co/WdGl4JTZhQ.— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) January 27, 2021
Built by a genius team of volunteers, it scans most vaccination apptmt systems to tell you where there are openings. Updates every few mins.
(Of course it's outrageous that it's vols doing this not fed/state/city gov't)