Not very many will be able to use them for now in Italy, given that our vaccination campaign is still proceeding slowly, but the novelty just announced by WhatsApp will definitely help rekindle the excitement: the app has just launched «Vaccines for All», a pack of stickers dedicated to vaccines created in collaboration with the World Health Organization that all users of the world can use right away.
I’m 24 symbols that express joy and hope, like a smile in celebration, a smiling doctor, people who reach a goal together, who return to hug and dance together.
There are also rainbows, even globes that come to life again because, among other things, thanks to the vaccine, we will finally be able to travel again.
Trying them out is very simple: just open a chat, click on the emoji button and then on the sticker symbol, then download them to be able to use them immediately.
“These stickers – wrote WhatsApp in the post announcing the news – have been designed with the purpose of helping our users to communicate in a creative and fun way and to express joy, relief and hope about the possibilities offered by COVID-19 vaccines, with the privacy of all time. It can also become a further opportunity to show gratitude to health workers, who have worked tirelessly to save lives in this long and difficult period ».
The initiative is one of many of WhatsApp in times of pandemic: the app has partnered with more than 150 states and organizations such as WHO and UNICEF to disseminate correct information on Covid-19, and has also released a series of stickers about life at home, who have kept us and keep us company. It will be the same for vaccine stickers: maybe we will not use them immediately to tell us that we have been vaccinated, but sooner or later we certainly will.