Lagos, Nigeria

VacSeen strives to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19

One current and one former Microsoft employee have come together to create a startup to promote vaccination from COVID-19. The campaign is called VacSeen, and it encourages people to receive a vaccine and to wear a wristband to signify that they have been vaccinated. After an initial 30-day startup campaign on Kickstarter to create bands and generate awareness, 50 percent of the proceeds from VacSeen will be donated to the United nation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO.

Greg Akselrod, a principal product manager at Convoy and former senior program manager lead at Microsoft, partnered with Ian Mikutel, a principal product manager at Microsoft, to create VacSeen.

“If you really want true herd immunity, where you get a blanket of protection over the country … you want about 75 to 85 percent of the country to get vaccinated,” said Anthony Fauci, a leading expert on infectious diseases. “I would say even closer to 85 percent.” It’s important to note that some people cannot receive vaccines due to medical reasons, so reaching a high vaccination percentage is important to combat COVID-19.

VPN Deals: Lifetime license for $16, monthly plans at $1 & more

The VacSeen silicone wristband has the VacSeen logo on one side and “Band Together” on the other. They’re available in different sizes and you can receive one following a pledge of $5 or more.

According to VacSeen, the wristbands are intended to be a signal that say, “I’ve been vaccinated.” They aren’t intended to be a form of verification. Instead, they work similarly to an “I voted” sticker that raises awareness of voting while also letting others know that a person has voted.

VacSeen emphasizes that people should still follow public health guidelines while wearing a VacSeen wristband. It’s not clear at this time if vaccinated people can become infectious or transmit COVID-19 to other people, so even if a person is vaccinated, they should follow health guidelines.

This post was written by Sean Endicott and was first posted to WindowsCentral

Do you find this article helpful? Your Friend might too. So, please Share it with them using the Share button above.
Will you like to get notified when I post new updates? Then Follow me on any of my social media handles: Google News, Telegram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest.
You can also drop your email address below if you wish to be notified by mail.

Tags: ,

%d bloggers like this: