Now Get Vaccine Appointments via WhatsApp in India

    Vaccine Appointments via WhatsApp in India was launched today. In an innovative, new initiative WhatsApp has partnered with Ministry of Health and MyGovIndia to enable people to get vaccination appointments via the WhatsApp.

    With WhatsApp, users can now locate their nearest vaccination centre and book their vaccine appointment.

    Announcing the details on twitter Will Cathcart. Chief Executive Officer, Whatsapp Inc on said that today we are partnering with the Ministry of Health and MyGovIndia to enable people to make their vaccine appointments via WhatsApp

    The process of booking a slot for the Covid vaccination can also be done via WhatsApp. The Ministry of Health and MyGov announced that the MyGov Corona HelpDesk on WhatsApp now allows users to locate their nearest vaccination centre and book their vaccine appointment.

    How to book your vaccination appointment via WhatsApp?

    Now book vaccination slot by simply sending ‘Book Slot’ to @MyGovIndia Corona Helpdesk on @WhatsApp , verify OTP & follow the steps

    Vaccination Appointments made available through WhatsApp in India

    In an official twitter handle CEO of WhatsApp wrote: we’re partnering with @MoHFW_INDIA and @mygovindia to enable people to make their vaccine appointments via WhatsApp. Spread the word: – CEO of WhatsApp revealed on Twitter

    “MyGov Corona Helpdesk is now also aiding in the process of vaccine booking as also finding vaccination centres 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 use-case launch, ShivnathThukral, 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.


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