The vaccine is the most powerful weapon to fight against COVID-19. India is eyeing to vaccinate all adults by the end of 2021. The government is taking every step to conduct the vaccination drive smoothly. Previously, the government has launched a WhatsApp chatbot to find a vaccination center near you. Today, the government has introduced a new facility. Now you can also book the COVID-19 vaccine slots via WhatsApp.
Health Minister Mansukj Mandaviya tweeted,
Paving a new era of citizen convenience.
Now, book #COVID19 vaccine slots easily on your phone within minutes.
🔡 Send ‘Book Slot’ to MyGovIndia Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp
🔢 Verify OTP
📱Follow the steps Book today: http://wa.me/919013151515
Steps To Book Vaccine Slots Via WhatsApp
1. Add Number +919013151515 to your contact.
2. Send ‘Book Slot’ to this number on WhatsApp.
3. Enter the 6 digit OTP that you will via SMS.
4. Choose your Date, Location, Pin Code, and Vaccine Type.
5. Get Confirmation, and It is Done.
Now you can book your vaccination slot on WhatsApp!
All you have to do is simply send 'Book Slot' to MyGovIndia Corona Helpdesk, verify OTP and follow these few simple steps.
— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) August 24, 2021
Earlier this month, the government had introduced the facility of getting a COVID vaccination certificate via WhatsApp. This came as a breather for the people who faced glitched in the CoWIN platform on some odd days. The vaccination certificate is being sought for traveling interstate, international, and others. To get your vaccination certificate via WhatsApp, follow these steps.
1. Save contact number: +91 9013151515.
2. Type and send ‘COVID certificate’ on WhatsApp.
3. Enter OTP.
4. Get your certificate in seconds.
In India 58,83,55,950 vaccination doses are given so far with 45,66,37,831 of first dose and 13,17,18,119 of second dose. The numbers are from the COWIN dashboard as of writing, and it is increasing at a fast pace. The government aims to vaccinate 108 crores adults by the end of this year. On August 16, India achieved the highest vaccination single-day record with 88.13 lakhs doses.