Finding vaccination slots

To aid people in finding COVID-19 vaccination slots, Bengaluru-based digital wellness startup HealthifyMe launched a new portal, ‘'.

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There's only one way out of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic — vaccines. India has expanded its vaccination drive to include every adult person, but with the increasing demand for COVID-19 vaccines and limited stocks, many people are finding it difficult to book slots.

To aid people in finding COVID-19 vaccination slots, Bengaluru-based digital wellness startup HealthifyMe launched a new portal, ‘'.

The portal is built using CoWIN API and enables people to find the available vaccination slots in real-time in their area or district. 

Founders Tushar Vashisht and Sachin Shenoy

The platform uses several filters — such as pin code, district, age, choice of vaccine, and free or paid vaccination centres — to make the search more personalised. HealthifyMe is also planning to add more features and filters over the next few days.

Meanwhile, India’s Twitter rival, Koo, is also undertaking initiatives to make it easier for people to find hospital beds, oxygen cylinders, and other equipment. It is also developing a new feature that would notify users about vaccine availability.

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Here are some useful tools and links that can help you find the nearest vaccine centres in real-time.

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News & Updates

  • Koo is undertaking a slew of initiatives, including making it easier for people to find leads for hospital beds and oxygen cylinders. It will allow potential plasma donors to sport badges on their profile pictures and a new feature would notify users about vaccine availability.

Before you go, stay inspired with… 

“We need the vaccines and people to give the vaccines to, but digital backbone is important and India has developed something that is truly remarkable.”

Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder, Infosys

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