Twitter Account Posts Real-Time Availability of California Vaccine Apppointments

1 min read

A coalition of Bay Area techies have grouped up to provide online support for residents looking for vaccination appointments with resources such as VaccinateCA to provide a real-time availability of open appointments and make them easily searchable via a website.

Vaccine Appointment Twitter Bot

Security engineer Omar Darwish is the creator of @CovidVaccineCA, a Twitter bot that posts real-time availability of vaccinations in several areas in California, including San Francisco, the wider Bay Area, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

The bot posts each tweet with a list of the number of appointments, date, location, and whether the vaccination site is a drive-through or medical center. It also posts a link to MyTurn for those wondering if they are eligible to get inoculated. Darwish created the bot to run all day and all night, the San Francisco Gate reported.

The technology allows residents to fully utilize all available appointments for vaccinations. The California Department of Public Health said less than 0.1% of vaccine doses had been considered unusable despite growing fears that the treatment is going to waste. They also revealed that about 10.5 million doses had been administered across the region, with only 10,500 of which being deemed unusable.

Danielle Joyce Ong

Danielle is a local journalist with a passion for exploring stories related to crime and politics. When Danielle isn't busy writing or reading, she is usually exploring the great outdoors and all the hiking trails in the Bay.

Delivered weekly to your inbox📰

Stay connected with the heart of the Bay Area! Subscribe to the SF Times Friday Paper for your weekly dose of local news, events, business updates, and more from San Francisco and surrounding areas. Don't miss out on what's happening in your city.


We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

You have Successfully Subscribed!