Health-tech startup HealthifyMe has launched a new platform called Vaccinateme.in. The platform uses the CoWIN API to help people find available vaccination slots nearby in real-time. The platform comes with various filters that let you categorize your search – for example, a search for vaccine slots for an 18+ category, a search for a vaccine slot for a 45+ category, a search for covild or covaxin, and so on. . The site can be accessed from both computers and mobile phones, although HealthifyMe recommends the latter.

Apart from giving you the facility to search for vaccinations nearby, it also provides WhatsApp, SMS and email notifications when you open the slot. This initiative has been launched to track large-scale inoculation drives in the country and encourage people to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Users can access this service directly through the website Vaccinateme.in Or through the HealthifyMe app.

You cannot use this site to book a vaccination – it is only possible Through the government CoWIN portal. This is only to help people find the latest appointment slots, so that they can quickly apply to the CoWIN portal and book the vaccination date. So you have to go through the official portal to book your appointment.

How to check vaccination slots at vaccinateme.in

  1. Once on the site, users are asked to search for a vaccination slot in their district or postcode.

  2. Select the required option and fill in the details. A list of immunization centers appears with the availability of slots, the age group for which it is prone to and which offers a choice of vaccine.

  3. Vaccinateme.in integrates contextual filters to optimize search, including postcode, district, age, choice of vaccine, and free or paid immunization centers.

  4. Once you choose which center you want to go, you can just ‘click’Book on CoWIN‘the option.

  5. Vaccinateme.in will redirect you to the COWIN portal for booking your appointment.

HealthifyMe says that it intends to add more features and filters in the next few days to further improve the user experience.

While vaccinateme.in is a useful real-time vaccination slot locator, there are many other real-time COVID-19 vaccine appointment tracker sites. It has launched Recently, to help find surrounding vaccines. The list includes Under 45.in, Getjab.in and many more. While some of these include telegram or email notifications, WhatsApp Meet is one of the few to offer WhatsApp integration, which is useful since most people still use WhatsApp.