Now easily book COVID-19 vaccine shot via Whatsapp
New Delhi : India is aiming at a goal to vaccinate all adults by the end of this year and for the same the government tried to make the process easier for the people by introducing appointments via WhatsApp facility.
"Paving a new era of citizen convenience. Now, book COVID-19 vaccine slots easily on your phone within minutes," tweeted Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya this morning.
"Send 'Book Slot' to MyGovIndia Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp. Verify OTP. Follow the steps," he further wrote, along with a link.
By following the steps, relevant details can be fetched from CoWIN, the government portal that links every vaccine dose to its recipient.
Earlier this month, the government had introduced a facility of getting vaccination certificate via WhatsApp.
Amid concern over a third Covid wave, vaccine certificates are being sought for interstate travel, among other things.
"Revolutionising common man's life using technology! Now get #COVID19 vaccination certificate through MyGov Corona Helpdesk in 3 easy steps. Save contact number: +91 9013151515. Type & send 'covid certificate' on WhatsApp. Enter OTP. Get your certificate in seconds," the Health Minister's office had tweeted.
So far 58.8 crore people in India have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. The government aims to vaccinate 108 crore adults by the end of this year.