MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp can now be used to find the nearest vaccination centre. As announced by the MyGovIndia Twitter handle in a post, one needs to simply type ‘Namaste’ at 9013151515 on WhatsApp.
The chatbot will generate an automated response. To locate the nearest covid vaccination centre, one will have to type in the six-digit PIN code.
Along with the list of vaccination centres, the response message from MyGovIndia chat bot also has a link to Covid-19 vaccine registration through the Cowin website. From May 1 onwards, everyone above 18 years of age in the country can get vaccinated. Registrations for coronavirus vaccine can be done via Cowin website, Aarogya Setu app and Covid-service portal on Umang app.
The helpdesk supports both Hindi and English language. Though the default language is English, one can change it to Hindi by sending ‘Hindi’ or हिंदी.
“Find your nearest vaccination center right here, through the MyGov Corona Helpdesk Chatbot! Simply type ‘Namaste’ at 9013151515 on WhatsApp or visit https://wa.me/919013151515?text=Hi. Prepare, don’t panic!,” reads the post shared by the official Twitter handle of MyGovIndia.
To recall, the Government of India launched WhatsApp chatbot on coronavirus in March 2020. The helpdesk addresses users’ coronavirus-related queries in real-time. It is available to all WhatsApp users for free.