The Government of India recently announced that several companies and state agencies have applied to offer vaccine slot bookings. Earlier today, the government cleared 91 such applications for providing COVID-19 vaccine booking slots in India. Paytm was among the 91 platforms to have received the approval. The company has now officially shared some details on the COVID-19 vaccination slot booking via its platform. Users on Paytm can book slots based on location, age, dose number, vaccine type, etc. They can also choose to book between free and paid vaccines. Let’s take a look at more details on how to book COVID-19 vaccine slot on Paytm.
COVID-19 vaccination booking on Paytm
Paytm users can now make COVID-19 vaccination booking via the app. The government has permitted the payments app to let users book slots for vaccination. The company has shared some details on the process to book slots for COVID-19 vaccination via its app. Users can make use of the new Vaccine Finder service on the app. It lets users search, discover and book their vaccination slots for both Covaxin and Covishield at the nearest centre through the Paytm app. There is no word on whether the upcoming Sputnik V vaccine will be available for booking via the Paytm app.
Users can book the slot based on location, age, dose number, and vaccine type. They can also choose between free and paid vaccines. “It is our endeavour to help India come out of this pandemic a lot stronger. Our vaccine finder will help citizens seamlessly book slots at the nearest centre and get vaccinated,” a Paytm spokesperson said. The payments app claims to have more than 100 million monthly active users (MAU) in India.
The service is one of the many measures that the company has undertaken as part of its COVID-19 relief measures. Under its OxygenForLife initiative, Paytm Foundation has donated Oxygen concentrators and is also setting up Oxygen Plants in government hospitals across the country.
Users can also head to cowin.gov.in to try and get a slot for vaccination. There are several Telegram channels that notify users when slots for COVID 19 vaccination centres open in their area. PayTm, too, has enabled a notification feature on its app.
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