According to a tweet by PIB Fact Check, there is an image circulating online that claims that the appointment for getting a vaccine for Covid-19 can be booked via WhatsApp, which is fake.
An image claiming that COVID-19 #Vaccination appointment can be booked through #WhatsApp is circulating on social m… https://t.co/BBgRLuBU8i
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) 1618212792000
As per the image shared by PIB Fact Check, the fake image claims that the process of booking an appointment for vaccines is quite simple and is integrated with the government’s CoWin vaccine management system.
It asks WhatsApp users to send a message saying ‘Hi’ to a number and provide personal details including name, age, Aadhaar number, pin code and more.
How to register for Covid-19 vaccine
Any citizen above the age of 45 years is right now eligible to get Covid-19 vaccine in India. Those eligible to get the vaccine for Covid-19 can register themselves only through CoWin portal or Aarogya Setup app. The vaccination drive in India is digitally managed to start from the registration process to getting vaccinated.
Any eligible individual can register for the Covid-19 vaccine by logging on “www.cowin.gov.in”, entering their mobile number to receive OTP for verification via SMS and clicking on the ‘Verify’ button to complete the registration process.
After registering on the CoWin website, a new ‘Registration of Vaccination’ page will appear. Here, users will have to enter details like Photo ID type, Photo ID Proof number, name, date of birth, gender and other details. Clicking on the Register button will make users receive necessary details regarding vaccination via an SMS.