Here’s how you can book Covid vaccination slots on WhatsApp

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday (August 24) introduced a new feature where citizens can book Covid vaccination slot through WhatsApp. Here, we tell you how you can avail this feature.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya took to Twitter to announce that people can now book their vaccination slots through the messaging platform WhatsApp.

He wrote, “Paving a new era of citizen convenience. Now, book #COVID19 vaccine slots easily on your phone within minutes. Send ‘Book Slot’ to MyGovIndia Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp Verify OTP Follow the steps.” He shared a link to avail the feature.

MyGovIndia Twitter handle wrote, “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.”

Meanwhile, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed the cumulative figure of 58.25 Cr (58,25,49,595) as per provisional reports till 8 am on Tuesday. This has been achieved through 64,69,222 sessions, the Union Health Ministry said.

As on Day-220 of the vaccination drive (23rd August, 2021), 39,62,091 were vaccinated for 1st dose and 16,48,025 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine as per the provisional report till 7 P.M. Final reports would be completed for the day by late tonight, it added.

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