KC Vaccine Watch Twitter account now helps people find COVID-19 tests — Here’s how it works

Peter Carnesciali, a local software engineering manager, created a bot service that finds COVID-19 testing appointments at local CVS pharmacies. The bot service initially found vaccination appointments, but Carnesciali changed the bot service to focus on testing in the wake of the latest surge in cases. Image via CVS Health.

A local software engineer has revamped a bot he created last year to find COVID-19 vaccines available in the Kansas City metro to now find testing appointments.

Peter Carnesciali, a Kansas City, Missouri, resident and who works as an engineer for Minted.com, an online marketplace for artists, created the Twitter account KC Vaccine Watch last March to help metro residents find local vaccine appointments, at a time when such slots were in high demand.