With the growing number of COVID cases, the Indian Government has started the vaccination process for everyone above 18 years in the country from 1st May. Since our country ranks second in terms of the world population with a number count of 136 crores, new authorized centers are being opened every day, so as to get everyone vaccinated as soon as possible. Now, our Government has partnered with WhatsApp to let users find the nearest vaccination center. Today we will guide you through the process.
How to Find Your Nearest Vaccination Centre Via WhatsApp?
With recent WhatsApp has introduced few updated features, along with this they have also announced their partnership with the Indian Government. It lets the user on the platform find the nearest vaccination center via WhatsApp. Here’s how to do it:
- You need to save the number of the bot “9013151515” or just use this link to start a chat with the bot without saving the number.
- Type and Send “Namaste” to the bot and wait for a reply
- Once the bot sends a reply, you need to text 1, that’s for COVID vaccination
- After the bot replies back, you need to text back again with “1” to get the info about the nearest vaccination centre
- Now the bot will ask the 6 digit Pincode of your area to fetch the best results for you
- Once the bot fetches the relevant data. It will share a list of nearby centers with vaccination, with available slots and age limits for the center.
Once you have the details about the nearest vaccination center, you need to book the appointment on the CoWIN website. Since the service has just started, the bot may not be able to fetch data on the first try. As millions of people are using this bot it may take some time to reply, but the service time should improve over time. If you fall in the age category then please do get vaccinated as soon as possible.
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