Zocdoc Vaccine Scheduler Receives Honorable Mention in Pandemic Response Category of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards

From a 3D-printed vaccine patch to an electric truck, a seawater lamp and countless other bold innovations, the sixth annual awards honor the products, concepts, companies, policies and designs that are driving the change, tackling the issues of climate change to inequalities, and much more.

NEW YORK, May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Winners of fast businessThe 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, recognizing clean technologies, innovative business initiatives, courageous new designs for cities and buildings, and other creative works that support the growth of positive social innovation, the fight against social inequalities, climate change and public action. health crises.


Zocdoc Vaccine Planner received an honorable mention in the pandemic response category of the awards. This service, offered free of charge to all vaccine providers, was launched in early 2021 to support and accelerate public health efforts at the peak of vaccine deployment. It has enabled hospitals, health systems, and public health entities to streamline the logistics surrounding mass vaccination programs. The intuitive and user-friendly COVID-19 vaccine search and reservation experience created by Zocdoc has made it quick and easy for Americans in more than 20 states to get an immunization appointment.

Now in its sixth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards features 39 winners, 350 finalists and more than 600 honorable mentions, with climate, social justice, AI and data among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent fast business editors and reporters selected winners and runners-up from more than 2,997 entries in transportation, education, food, politics, technology, health, social justice, etc Additionally, several new categories have been added this year, including climate, nature, water, and workplace. The 2022 awards feature nominations from around the world, from Swiss for hong kong for Australia.

fast businessSummer 2022 issue of (on newsstands May 10, 2022) will showcase some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and businesses tackling global challenges. Issues highlight, among other things, probiotics for coral reefs, easy-to-assemble kit houses for refugees or disaster survivors, a 3D-printed vaccine patch, an electric truck, a system for heating homes from the waste heat of a branded factory. , and new convictions at the prosecutor’s initiative for excessively long prison terms.

“Zocdoc’s founding mission is to empower the patient, and throughout the pandemic we have been focused on contributing to public health efforts where we are uniquely positioned to help,” said Olivier Kharraz, MD, Founder and CEO of Zocdoc. “Zocdoc Vaccine Scheduler has allowed us to support vaccine rollout by helping patients connect quickly and efficiently with healthcare providers offering the COVID-19 vaccine. We are proud to be honored alongside so many other companies innovations that have had a positive impact on society during the pandemic, and congratulate each of them on their achievements.”

“We are constantly inspired by the novelty and creativity that people are applying to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems, from housing to the climate crisis. fast business relishes its role in amplifying important innovative work to tackle big challenges,” says David Lidskyacting editor of fast business. “Our journalists have identified some of the most ingenious initiatives to launch since the start of 2021, which we hope will both have a significant impact and inspire others to join the solution.”

About the World Changing Ideas Awards: Ideas that change the world are one of the fast businessand focuses on social good, seeking to elevate end products and brave concepts that make the world a better place. A panel of judges from all sectors select winners, runners-up and honorable mentions based on feasibility and potential for impact. In an effort to reward ingenuity and foster innovation, fast business draws attention to ideas with high potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.

About Zocdoc
Zocdoc is a leading digital healthcare marketplace for in-person or virtual care. Every month, millions of people use our free service, via Zocdoc.com or the Zocdoc app, to find in-network doctors, instantly book in-person or virtual appointments, read reviews from verified users, receive reminders for upcoming appointments and preventative health checkups, and Moreover. With a mission to empower the patient, Zocdoc’s platform delivers the accessible and simple experience they expect and deserve.

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