Facebook will use part of its headquarters as a public vaccination site


A giant digital sign is seen at Facebook’s corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California, on October 23, 2019.Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images

Facebook is converting part of its Menlo Park, California, headquarters into a public Covid-19 vaccination site, COO Sheryl Sandberg said in a post on Friday.

Facebook is partnering with the Ravenswood Family Health Network to roll out the vaccines. Sandberg said Facebook is also teaming up with the California government and local nonprofits to support mobile vaccination sites in four of the state’s hardest-hit regions.

“As more COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the country, we are finally seeing glimmers of hope, which can grow so long as we continue to make progress,” Sandberg wrote.

Facebook’s move follows its social media peer Google. The Alphabet-owned company in January offered up its facilities to serve as Covid-19 vaccination sites as needed.

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