Mar 4, 2022

Did you know that you can book a Covid-19 vaccination slot through WhatsApp?

Indians can now book slots for Covid-19 vaccination through WhatsApp. How can you do so?


Step 1: Registration

Register in the Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network (CoWIN) system at You can register  by providing  basic details like name, date of birth, permanent and current address, and details of co-morbidities, if any.  You must provide your photo identity from any one of the following: 

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Driving License
  • Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour
  • MGNREGA Job Card 
  • Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs
  • PAN Card
  • Passbook issued by Bank/Post Office
  • Passport
  • Pension Document
  • Service Identity Card issued to employees by Central/State Govt./PSUs/ Public Limited Companies
  • Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR 
  • Voter ID Card


Read our explainer on Identification Proof, if you want to apply for photo identity proof like Aadhar Card, Voter ID card etc.


Step 2: Book slot on WhatsApp

Type “Book Slot”, and send the message to the MyGov Corona Helpline number 9013151515. You will receive a one-time password through SMS. 


Enter the password into the WhatsApp chat. The chatbot will display your CoWin data. 


To book the slot, enter your mobile number. You will receive a pincode. Upon entering it, you can choose your preferred date, location and vaccine. 


Step 3: Date and Place of Vaccination

You will get a confirmation about the Health Facility where you will get the vaccine, and the scheduled date and time for the vaccination. 


Step 4: Verification of Identification Proof

At the time of vaccination, you must give your Photo ID (the same one you provided while registering on CoWIN) to the health officials for verification. 


Step 5: Results

You can get your vaccination certificate by sending the message “Covid Certificate” on the MyGov Corona Helpline number through WhatsApp, and entering the OTP. 

Even after getting vaccinated, you must continue taking key precautions like wearing a mask, maintaining hand sanitization, physical distancing, etc. Read our explainer on COVID-19 to stay updated on this epidemic and the law.

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