Fact check : – Recently we got a viral message which claims that you can get appointments for Corona vaccine through the Telegram app. So here, know the truth of the message that goes viral.
The COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the country is in its 3rd phase, with people 18 years and older receiving the corona vaccine. However, many people are struggling to get an appointment for vaccination due to lack of vaccine or some technical problem in the COWIN app.
Meanwhile, a image is being circulating in Social Media, which claims that appointments can also be made for the Corona vaccine through the Telegram application.
Viral image, which has a picture of PM Narendra Modi, reads that an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine can be booked through the telegram account “MyGov Corona Vaccine Appt”. It also has a mobile number.
However, the government clarifies that the viral news taking appointments through the Telegram app is fake.
After the image went viral, the government has issued an clarification in this regard. The PIB of the Indian Government tweeted that this photo has been tampered with. The telegram account and number mentioned in that image is not related to the Indian Government.
Claim:#COVID19 vaccination appointment can be booked on Telegram using ‘MyGov Corona Vaccine Appt’#PIBFactCheck:This image is #Morphed. Neither this number nor Telegram account is associated with @mygovindia
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) May 19, 2021
The Press Information Bureau further stated that citizens will get an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine only on cowin.gov.in, Aarogya Setu app or UMANG.
- Can You Book Appointment for Corona Vaccine in Telegram App : – False Claim