Government has begun the mass COVID-19 vaccination drive for senior citizens and people aged above 45 with comorbidities in India.
MapmyIndia has rollout a new feature that allows users to find nearby vaccine centres in India.
It integrate data from Government of India’s official vaccination registration website cowin.gov.in.
This MapmyIndia functionality is also available through the same CoWIN website, and can be use when registering for the vaccine.
Users can download the Move app or visit maps.mapmyindia.com to search for a coronavirus vaccination centre near them.
The company stated that people can search nearby vaccine centres across any city, town or village in India using MapmyIndia Maps be it Siwan, Bihar or Panaji, Goa or a even a house address making this useful across urban and rural India.
This feature has rolled out on the same day as the government’s commencement of vaccine registration for senior citizens.
The CoWIN portal is now officially taking registrations for users age above 60 and above 45 with comorbidities.
Some users are experiencing errors in using the portal or registering through the Aarogya Setu app.
The Ministry of Health has also issue a public advisory that the registration can only happen through the MapmyIndia website or the MapmyIndia Move App, and that the CoWIN app is only meant for administrative use.
How to find a Vaccine Centre at Your Place
Follow These Steps :
- Go to the MapmyIndia website or download the MapmyIndia Move app.
- Register to gain access to all the features on the site.
- Once you logged in, press current location in the search box or enter your address or place name or eLoc* of interest.
- Click on Vaccination Centres option in the left menu.
- The platform will offer a list of options nearby and its distance from your location.
- The addresses are pinned on the map with an injection logo, depicting that it is a registered vaccine centre.
- Click on Get Directions to further get exact turn by turn directions and real-time navigation to that vaccine centre.
What is eLoc?
eLoc is the 6-character digital address for any place across India, a precise pin code representing the doorstep of any place.
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