The Indian fitness startup has started booking the COVID-19 vaccination slot on its app. The company has registered itself as an Application Service Provider (ASP) with CoWIN. Apart from notifying and finding slots to the users, it will also allow them to book slots. Earlier this year, HealthifyMe launched VaccinateMe.in in 10 languages. The service has helped over 8 million people find vaccination slots nearby and get notified as they become available. Additionally, HealthifyMe has also hired the Under45 team that was powering the vaccination slot alerts on Telegram.
Slot will be booked like this on HealthfyMeTo book a vaccination slot using HealthfyMe, download the app and go to the VaccinateMe section at the bottom right corner. Search the slot using your pin code or district option. A series of vaccination centers with available slots will appear in the browser. Select the center you want to visit and click on Book. Vaccinate.me site will ask you to login using OTP and select the person for whom the slot is being booked. Once you select a user, a slot will be easily booked, subject to real-time availability.
Aim to achieve 10 million slot bookings in 3 monthsHealthifyMe expects to receive 10 million slot bookings through its platform in the next 3 months. As mentioned, it has also integrated the Under45 team. Under45 Vaccination Slot Availability Tracker was developed by Chennai based technical expert Bertie Thomas. The platform was leveraged to provide live vaccination alerts to its 4.1 million subscribers on Telegram through over 672 channels. Thomas has joined HealthifyMe as an Associate Director and will work with Manan Chandan, Senior Director, HealthifyMe, and VaccinateMe Project Lead. Along with him, Suchdeep Juneja who developed mhVaccineTracker and Chandraditya Putuveru who launched the Bloor Vaccine Twitter bot have also come on board to take the VaccineMe platform forward.
This facility will be freeThe special thing is that the new vaccination slot search and booking initiative will continue to run free of cost. The company says that VaccinateMe, under45, BloreVaccine, and mhVaccineTracker have helped more than 12 million people find vaccination slots and over 100 million alerts have been sent through SMS, Telegram and WhatsApp so far.
[Attribution to NBT]