Here’s how to book COVID-19 vaccine slot using WhatsApp

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Here’s how to book COVID-19 vaccine slot using WhatsApp
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  • You can now book a COVID-19 vaccine slot using WhatsApp.
  • The MyGov Corona helpdesk allows registered users to book vaccine slots.
  • You can follow the below steps to book a COVID-19 vaccine slot near your home.
The MyGov Corona helpdesk which was launched to educate people about COVID-19 earlier this month received an update that enabled users to download their vaccination certificate using WhatsApp. Now, users will also be able to find their nearest vaccination center and book a slot.

The MyGov Corona WhatsApp chatbot allows users to book both first and second shots. As per WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart, over 3 million people have downloaded their vaccine certificate using WhatsApp.

Abhishek Sing, CEO of MyGov announced the launch of the new feature on Twitter. “Now book vaccination slot by simply sending ‘Book Slot’ to MyGovIndia Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp, verify OTP & follow the steps. Grateful to WhatsApp & Haptik for their continued support to build this chatbot.”, he tweeted.

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Do note that this will work only if you have already registered on CoWin.

How to book COVID-19 vaccine slot using WhatsApp

  1. To begin, you need to either save the MyGov Corona helpdesk number – 9013151515 on your phone or click on this link.
  2. Now, send the message ‘Book Slot’ and a six-digit OTP will be sent to your number.
  3. Enter the six-digit OTP in the chat.
  4. Now, select the person for whom you want to book a vaccine slot.
  5. The chatbot will then show you the nearby centres based on the pincode and vaccine selected.
  6. You can now select the preferred date and location.
You will now receive a confirmation message for your COVID-19 vaccination slot.

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