Until last year no one would have guessed that our lives were about to be changed forever. We could not have guessed even in our wildest dreams that we would be witnessing a pandemic. Corona virus has changed the way we live and we all know our new normal by now. The only way to protect ourselves and to break the chain of transmission is the vaccine. We will talk about how to book covid vaccine on WhatsApp.
But, before we move further, we need to know few things about MyGov.
What is MyGov?
MyGov is a Covid helpdesk which was introduced last year in March. It is considered to be one of the most reliable platforms for Covid relevant information. It has proven to be an effective tool in imparting information for public health care.
Mr. Abhishek Singh who is the CEO of MyGov has said that ever since its launch last year, MyGov Helpdesk has not only accentuated awareness in people regarding the disease, but now it is also aiming at making the vaccination process easier for everyone.
MyGov will also aid people in finding vaccination centers and download their certificates as well.
Launch of MyGov on Whatsapp
Most people, including the elderly, find WhatsApp fairly easy to use. So, keeping in mind the ease of its use, MyGov has now been integrated on WhatsApp too.
Utilizing the power of the digital platform, MyGov Helpdesk chatbot will now provide help to Whatsapp users and help the country fight this pandemic on a bigger scale.
How can one book covid vaccine slot on WhatsApp?
Everyone above the age of 18 years should mandatorily get vaccinated. In case, you wish to book a slot for your vaccine using WhatsApp you can follow these simple steps:-
- To begin with, you will have to save the number +919013151515 on your phone.
- Once you see this number on your WhatsApp contact list, you can now type ‘Book Slot’ and send it to this number.
- Thereafter, you will receive a six-digit OTP on your phone for verification.
- Then you will be asked to put in your preferences regarding the type of vaccine, date, location etc.
- Once you confirm all the details, you will receive a confirmation regarding the booking.
- You are done!
In addition to WhatsApp, citizens can continue to use the Co-Win portal or the UMANG app for booking their vaccination slots and to download their certificates.
Individuals who have already taken the vaccine, can also download their certificates via the MyGov WhatsApp chatbot service. More than 3 million people have already downloaded their vaccine certificates using the chatbot service.
Remember, social distance, good sanitation hygiene, masking and most importantly vaccine are the only weapons we have in our war against this deadly virus. With the government of India simplifying the vaccination procedure, nothing should stop you now from getting vaccinated.
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