Now you can book your Covid Vaccination slots via WhatsApp: The process of booking a slot for the Covid vaccination has now become very easy. The Ministry of Health and MyGov announced that the MyGov Corona HelpDesk on WhatsApp now allows users to get their nearest vaccination center and book their vaccination slot for their 1st and 2nd dose.
How to book your Covid Vaccination slots via WhatsApp
- Add MyGov Corona Helpdesk 9013151515 as a contact
- Send ‘Book Slot’ to 9013151515 on WhatsApp
- Enter the 6-digit OTP you received through SMS
- In the WhatsApp chat, choose your preferred date and location, your area pin code, and your vaccine type.
- Get confirmation and visit the Covid Vaccination Centre on the day of your appointment.
All the steps have also been mention in this latest tweet by MyGovIndia
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
“MyGov Corona Helpdesk is now also aiding in the process of vaccine booking as also finding vaccination centers and slots and downloading vaccination certificates. It is enabling digital inclusion in the true sense as most people find the AI-based interface enabled on WhatsApp easier to navigate.
We are thankful to WhatsApp for their continued support in helping us unlock the true potential of this chatbot for citizen help and engagement throughout the trying times of the pandemic,” commented Abhishek Singh, CEO MyGov; President & CEO NeGD; MD & CEO Digital India Corporation (DIC) at Govt of India.
Talking about this new covid vaccination booking through WhatsApp, Shivnath Thukral the Director – Public Policy, WhatsApp, said, “We are delighted to be associated with MyGov and the Ministry of Health. From the beginning of the pandemic to now, we have worked together with the singular aim of providing citizens with the most relevant benefits in order to help communities recover quickly.
Whether it’s about providing authentic void-related information or enabling vaccine-certificate downloads or, now, about accelerating and easing the process of vaccination bookings for people, our collaboration has unlocked technology’s potential to extend benefits to citizens at scale.
Judging by the large numbers of people who have placed their trust in the MyGov Corona Helpdesk chatbot and availed themselves of the benefits, this is an important step in our journey to become a digitally empowered country. As a platform, we are fully committed to supporting our Government’s efforts to help fight this pandemic.”
In a tweet, CEO of MyGov Abhishek Singh said, “Now book covid vaccination slot by simply sending ‘Book Slot’ to @MyGovIndia Corona Helpdesk on @WhatsApp, verify OTP & follow the steps.”
Now book vaccination slot by simply sending ‘Book Slot’ to @MyGovIndia Corona
Helpdesk on @WhatsApp, verify OTP & follow the steps https://t.co/ROZbIsA1ou
Grateful to WhatsApp & @haptik for their continued support to build this chatbot @PMOIndia @mansukhmandviya @AshwiniVaishnaw
— abhishek singh (@abhish18) August 23, 2021