Helping Hands: Woman creates website to help others find COVID-19 vaccine info

Carri Craver decided to create a website after becoming frustrated trying to find a vaccine appointment for her elderly father.
2:53 | 02/15/21

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Transcript for Helping Hands: Woman creates website to help others find COVID-19 vaccine info
The vaccine breakthroughs offer a much needed silver lining in a lot of Americans struggling to find out how and where to get their vaccination. They're being met with some confusing web site, overwhelmed with telephone calls, what number, where to go, kind of a mess. That's right. And our next guest has made it her mission now to help after she saw her own dad struggle to make a vaccination appointment. So web designer Carrie craver, decided to take matters into her own hands and she created a web site to help people find out where and when they can get vaccinated in their area, Carrie, thanks for being with us. Thanks for having me. Tell us what your father went through, and walk us through his frustration and yours to try to get a vaccination appointment. Absolutely. I saw him at the beginning of the year, he was eligible to get the vaccine and he had a friend who had gotten it so we knew it was possible and he was going to pharmacies and they were telling him to come back. They were telling him to call again, go to the website and they were inundated with people doing the same thing. So you had to do a little work but you tried to make it easier. Now, tell me about the web site. This is kind of in your lane, if you will. But how quickly did you put this thing together? Well, so I very quickly was able to put together a site. It took me about a day to do the first version, and this is my background, and I really wanted to launch a product, because I was going into a program called on-deck, and I also had extra time on my hand, looking for a new job. And so I put this together, covid-19 vaccine tx, and launched it in about eight hours and kept updating it for the next three or four days and it's been up since then, and it really helps with the information. It's done very well. I understand the site has grown significantly since you began it. What can you tell us about that? It has, yes. Not only have people been going to the site, and adding comments, but I had someone, curt, reach out to me, to offer to help and some other people. He was from Oracle and he pushed for Oracle's help, and the big tech giant and they had a small team that rebuilt a site called "Find vaccine usa" that's basically the same kind of site, and people can go now there and it is in a bunch of other states and it will hopefully be in every state very soon. You can search on that one, by zip code or by state and county, and then you can go and add your comment, and help other people out. And that's really the place now where people can do the most help. If you have information about something near you, about a location near you, let others know. This is fantastic to have you on and congratulations. You're a perfect example, somebody who saw a problem, and decided to do something about it. So congrats on what you have been able to put together. Carrie, hope to see you down the road, okay? Thank you so much.

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