The second phase of India’s vaccination drive began with covid-19 vaccination for people over the age of 18 years, despite limited availability of units across the world. Although the drive is still going strong, slots are hard to come by, particularly for those over the age of 18 and under the age of 45.
The only way to get vaccinated is to register and schedule an appointment via the government’s official CoWin portal but the issue with CoWin is that it has no way of notifying users when a slot becomes available in their location.
So, if you do not wish to visit cowin’s site repeatedly for a slot availability, there are a few websites that serve as a notification system, alerting those who have registered for the vaccine when a slot becomes available in their region, some also provide information on vaccination clinics and the vaccines that are available in the region, such as Covaxin or Covishield.
These websites are as follows:
The new website, created by health-tech startup HealthifyMe, offers answers to a variety of questions. This involves the availability of vaccine slots for the 18+ and 45+ age groups, as well as the type of vaccine available. Users visiting the website can simply search for the information just by entering their district or pin code.
The website’s sole purpose is to inform you when a slot for the Covid-19 vaccine becomes available in your region. When Covid-19 vaccination slots become available in your area, the website will send you an email with your name, district in India, and email address. There is a choice to register your phone number, as the website intends to add SMS notification features soon.
To find available slots in their area, visitors to the website must first enter their state and district. In case no slots are available, they can register their name and phone number to be notified when one becomes available. The website also includes a feature that allows users to receive notifications via WhatsApp.
NOTE: Please keep in mind that these websites cannot be used to schedule a Covid-19 vaccine appointment. Users can only do so through the CoWin portal.
Aside from these three, there are a number of new websites that support the cause. Some of them like Findslot.in and Under45.in. Both of these websites operate in a similar manner to the ones mentioned above.