UC Berkeley Fung fellows create vaccine ‘Shotline’ to address digital barriers

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Members of the UC Berkeley Fung Fellowship Honors program created "Shotline," a hotline for people struggling to book vaccine appointments. The hotline aims to aid communities who have difficulties signing up for a COVID-19 vaccine.

After becoming eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination, 93-year-old Marie Kolstad tried to schedule an appointment for days but faced challenges with the online process. When Kolstad asked her neighbor Erin Kraemer for help, Kraemer noted the need to address technological barriers for specific communities acquiring the vaccine.
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