In a major development, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday announced that Covid-19 vaccine slots can now be booked through WhatsApp.
"#COVID19 vaccine slots can now be booked via WhatsApp. The slots can be booked through wa.me/919013151515 by sending ‘Book Slot’ to MyGovIndia Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp," he tweeted.
The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace of Covid-19 vaccination throughout the country.
The new phase of universalization of vaccination commenced on June 21, 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advanced visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
As part of the vaccination drive, the Government of India has been providing the States and UTs with COVID-19 vaccines free of cost.
In the new phase of the universalization of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75 percent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.
More than 57.15 crore (57,15,22,580) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through the Govt of India (free of cost channel) and through the direct state procurement category. Further, 1,00,84,700 doses are in the pipeline.