Kolkata: Now, book second jab via WhatsApp chatbot

To book appointment one can chat through WhatsApp number 8335999000. To initiate the chat a person has to type “Hi” and the bot will then respond

Citizens are concerning where to take the second jab amidst the rise of vaccination demand and shortage of vaccines. Those who already taken the first jab are facing concern, so now in an innovative way chat with a web robot to fix a schedule for the jab at a KMC. The Bookings for vaccination on May 18 will start from 10am on May17


A chatbot or a software application was created which is used to conduct an online chat conversation via text using artificial intelligence and that will guide people seeking the second vaccine dose and help book a slot to avoid crowding.


In the first phase, one can get the service centres at Bidhan Sishu Udyan, South City School and Roxy Cinema building. It will thereafter be extended to other wards.


To book appointment one can chat through WhatsApp number 8335999000. To initiate the chat a person has to type “Hi” and the bot will then respond, help in guiding the person in rest of the process.


Now, the facility would be made available for 45+ recipients at specified KMC clinics. KMC is offering the second dose of Covaxin at some of its clinics. Frontline Covid warriors, including health workers, can also walk into any clinic and take Covishield or Covaxin shots.


It is also extended to any individual who has taken a Covishield first dose and missed the second dose can walk in for it if 84 days have lapsed since the first jab. Apart from KMC vaccination centres, also government hospitals and a couple of private hospitals will also restart the vaccination from Monday between 10am and 4pm. Hospitals have arranged for bus service to pick and drop vaccinators and other officials required to run the drive.

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