Book Covid vaccination appointments on WhatsApp now - here's what you need to do
To make the booking of Covid-19 vaccination slots more hassle free, the Central government on Tuesday announced that such appointments can now be taken through WhatsApp.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya took to his official Twitter handle and confirmed that appointments for the Covid vaccine will now be available on WhatsApp.
"Paving a new era of citizen convenience. Now, book #COVID19 vaccine slots easily on your phone within minutes," he said.
Here's what you need to do:
Log on to this website: http://wa.me/919013151515
Send ‘Book Slot’ to MyGovIndia Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp
Follow the steps and your slot will be booked.
To contact MyGov Corona Helpdesk chatbot, citizens can save the WhatsApp number +91 9013151515 on their phones.
Start a chat by typing 'Book Slot' and send it to the number.
This will generate a six-digit one-time password on the respective mobile phone number.
Users then choose a preferred date and location, based on the pincode and vaccine type.
All users can follow this sequence to get a confirmation of their centre and day of their vaccine appointment.
This has come weeks after MyGov and WhatsApp introduced the option for users to download Covid vaccine certificates from the chatbot on the messenger service.
Since the launch of the facility, over 32 lakh certificates have been downloaded by users across the country.