A giant digital sign can be seen on the campus of Facebook corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, California on October 23, 2019.
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Facebook is converting part of its headquarters in Menlo Park, California into a public vaccination center for Covid-19As of Saturday, COO Sheryl Sandberg said in a Friday post.
A spokesman said the company hopes to help vaccinate up to 10,000 people in the first few weeks of its efforts.
Facebook is working with the Ravenswood Family Health Network to introduce the vaccines.The company is also working with the cities of East Palo Alto and Menlo Park to provide transportation to and from vaccine appointments on campus.
According to Sandberg, Facebook is also working with the California government and nine nonprofits to support mobile vaccination across the state, including the Central Valley, Inland Empire, San Diego, and South Central Los Angeles.
“As more COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the country, we are finally seeing glimmers of hope that can grow as long as we make further progress,” Sandberg wrote.
Facebook’s move follows that of its social media colleague Google. The Alphabet-owned company offered its facilities in January to serve as Covid-19 vaccination sites if needed.
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