Paytm launches Covid-19 vaccine slot booking feature: All you need to know

Previously, giants like Facebook and Google and startups such as HealthifyMe have introduced a slew of tools to help people find slots for vaccination appointments.
India has been ramping up vaccination to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.(File Photo)
India has been ramping up vaccination to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.(File Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 11:53 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Fintech major Paytm has launched Covid-19 vaccine appointment booking feature on its app. Users will now be able to book vaccination appointment on the app apart from finding available slots.

"Paytm users can now search, discover & also book their vaccination slots for both Covaxin and Covishield at the nearest centre through the Paytm app. The service would help Indians seamlessly book vaccination slots and gain immunity, helping in fighting the ongoing pandemic," Paytm said in a statement, according to news agency PTI.

In May, Paytm had launched 'Vaccine Finder' feature on the app to help the user find leads for vaccine booking, including information such as the type of vaccine available and the fee charged for it.

RS Sharma, the head of the government's digital platform CoWIN, had recently said that over a dozen entities, including Paytm, MakeMyTrip and Infosys, are looking at approval for offering Covid-19 vaccine bookings.

The government had, last month, released new guidelines for the integration of CoWIN with third-party applications, easing the way for such apps to offer Covid-19 vaccine bookings.

Previously, giants like Facebook and Google and startups such as HealthifyMe have introduced a slew of tools to help people find slots for vaccination appointments.

India has been ramping up vaccination to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. The government has been undertaking vaccinations in a phased manner, starting with those over 60 years, then for those over 45 years and most recently, for those aged between 18-44 years.

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