Paytm has launched a COVID-19 Vaccine Slot Finder for its users. The tool has been rolled out to Paytm app on both Android and iOS platforms. The tool has been announced by Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma on Twitter.
The new COVID-19 Vaccine Slot Finder makes it convenient for users to look for available slots in nearby centres from within the app itself. Users can choose from 18+ and 45+ age groups and their district or area pin code to check available slots. In case you have been trying to book a slot, this could be a very useful tool.
What is Paytm COVID-19 Vaccine Slot Finder?
We are launching a new tool for users to find COVID Vaccine slots and set for alerts when new slots open up for their locality. @Paytm checks for availability real-time and alerts users via Paytm Chat when a new slot opens up.https://t.co/WvJa7CRxxO
Pls spread awareness.
— Vijay Shekhar Sharma (@vijayshekhar) May 6, 2021
The vaccine slot tool has been rolled out to all Paytm users on Android and iOS platforms. The new tool uses real-time data from CoWIN — India’s COVID-19 vaccination programme — to display available slots and nearby centres to the users.
The tool allows users to filter vaccination slots for 18+ and 45+ age groups. The rest of the process is the same as that on the CoWIN website. What separates the Paytm tool is the convenience of setting a notification for available slots. However, there’s one catch, which is that users can’t book slot from the Paytm app and will be taken to the CoWIN website or app for booking.
How to find nearby COVID-19 vaccine slots using Paytm?
Finding vaccine slots using the Paytm tool is pretty straight forward. Follow the steps to below to check for slots using Paytm.
- Open Paytm app on your smartphone
- Scroll down to the Mini App Store section
- Click on the ‘Vaccine Finder’ option
- If you’re not seeing the ‘Vaccine Finder’ option in Mini App Store section, you can find it under ‘Discover with Paytm’
- Enter your pin code or select your district
- Choose between 18+ and 45+ age groups
- Click on ‘Check Availability to see open slots
- In case there are no available slots, click on the ‘Notify me when slots are available’ option to get alerts for open slots