Vira, the vaccine chatbot

Vira, the vaccine chatbot

Vira, the vaccine chatbot was created by the Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers at IBM Research to reach people with simple answers to their common COVID-19 vaccine questions. Vira is adaptive, learning by listening to users’ questions and feedback to help scientists respond to emerging questions.

Vira was inspired by previous research that showed automated chatbots using AI can effectively communicate credible information and support health behavior changes. 

Vira can help health workers or anyone who seeks help fielding questions from family and friends about the COVID-19 vaccines. Check out Vira, a vax chatbot that’s here to help you and your loved ones make an informed decision.

Source: Vira, the vaccine chatbot

  • Rose Weeks
  • rweeks@jhu.edu