The government warns of fake URLs claiming to guarantee a covid vaccine

The third phase of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign began across the country from May 1st. Many states have come across a shortage of Vaccinations because they are still supposed to procure stocks from the manufacturers. Scammers take advantage of this vaccine shortage and claim to guarantee covid vaccines. They send malicious Covid-19 vaccine registration links to users on social media.
Warning of these connections, Minister of State for Education, Communication, Electronics and IT, Indian government, Sanjay Dhotre shared a post on Twitter. “BE CAREFUL! There are many web links shared on social media that claim to ensure #CovidVaccine. Please do not click on such links from unauthorized sources!” He wrote on Twitter.

Registration for the coronavirus vaccine in the country can only be done through official government sources. You can either go Cowin Website or use Aarogya Setu / UMANG Apps to register for the vaccine. Users can register on these government portals using their mobile phone numbers. When booking an appointment, they must keep a government ID like one Aadhaar Card and PAN Card handy. A user can book appointments for up to 4 people under one mobile phone number.
Recently, the government set up a facility to locate the vaccine center through their MyGovCorona help desk on WhatsApp. You just have to enter ‘Namaste’ at 9013151515 on WhatsApp. The chatbot generates an automatic response. To find the nearest Covid vaccination center, you have to enter the six-digit number PEN Code.


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