HealthifyMe, one of India’s top health and fitness platforms announced the VaccinateMe tool last year in India to help people find vaccination slots. The platform has now been updated to book slots for the third dose or booster dose across India.
The VaccinateMe platform has been updated to calculate the estimated eligibility date for booster/precautionary doses based on prevailing central government policy and guidelines. Additionally, the company is also offering eligible users about their due date via WhatsApp.
VaccinateMe Platform Update
As said earlier, the platform has been updated to accommodate eligible users to get their third dose of vaccine and in addition to that, slot bookings for children in the age group of 15-18 can also be done on the platform. Here is how you can book a slot for the third dose on the platform.
How to Book Vaccine Slot For Third Dose on Vaccinateme
- Visit Vaccinateme.in
- Search by Pincode or select your state and city
- Select “Precautionary Dose” (Only if you have already taken 2 doses)
- Click on Search slots
- Select your vaccine: Covishield / Covaxin / Sputnik V (should be the same as your first two doses) and click on search slots
- Select the age group and price filter to modify the results
- Pick the date and time slots as per your requirement and click on “Book”
- Enter your phone number registered on the COWIN platform
- Enter OTP and then proceed to book the slot
Further, the company will also remind eligible users 30 days and 5 days before their due date via WhatsApp as and when government rules allow for their age bracket. In addition to this, the website also allows users to book slots for children in the age group of 15-18. You can just follow the same steps as mentioned above and select age as “15+” to book vaccine slots for children.
Senior citizens above the age of 60 and those with comorbidities are currently eligible for a precautionary dose of the vaccine. Booster doses are also being administered to those who are registered as frontline workers such as healthcare workers, nurses, doctors, etc. As for the rest, only those who have received their second vaccine dose 9 months or 39 weeks before are eligible for the booster dose.
It is also worth mentioning that there is no need for registration to take a booster dose. However, given the increasing spread of COVID-19 across the country, pre-booking a slot will ensure one reaches the centre at a fixed time and avoids standing in a queue.