3rd dose covid vaccine: how to easily find an appointment on these sites and apps

To obtain a booster dose of the vaccine against the coronavirus, applications and websites make it possible to find appointments at vaccination sites. Doctolib, Maiia, Keldoc, but also Vite Ma Dose: here are all the resources to reserve a time slot for your 3rd dose.

It’s official: the 3rd dose of covid vaccine is now available to all people over 18, 5 months after their 2nd dose. It was Olivier Véran who announced the news during his press conference on November 25. Faced with the rise in cases, the booster dose is necessary to again stimulate the immune defenses of those who were vaccinated several months ago.

As was the case at the start of the vaccination campaign, appointment sites can be crowded. Shortly after Olivier Véran’s announcement, the Doctolib site also indicated that a large number of people were trying to connect at the same time.

The Doctolib site on November 25, 2021 // Source: Numerama screenshot

In order to avoid queues and to find an appointment quickly, you can refer to some web tools. Quickly My Dose! is for example a tool (and an application) developed by Guillaume Rozier, the data scientist at the origin of the site Covid Tracker, and whose goal is to help bypass all these difficulties. ” This new tool automatically detects the next available appointment in your department on Doctolib “, He explained on Twitter.

Find an appointment with Vite Ma Dose

You can go to Quickly My Dose! here, or download the app for iOS here and for Android here.

The Quick My Dose app

The Vite Ma Dose application has been available since April 22, 2021. There is no need to register to use it: simply select your department from the list, after which the next available appointments will be made. will display. At that point, you just have to click on “make an appointment”, and you will be redirected to Doctolib, Keldoc, MaPharma, Maiia or Ordoclic.

These services are not directly linked to Vite Ma Dose: you will have to continue the registration process on their respective sites.

The Quick My Dose app! on iOS // Source: Guillaume Rozier

Find an appointment with the Vite Ma Dose site

On the Vite Ma Dose site, to find your appointment, all you need to do is enter your department number. Quickly My Dose! will then tell you in which center slots are available, on what date and at what time. All you have to do is click on the center or the time that suits you the most, and you will find yourself directly on the Doctolib medical appointment site, and you can register directly.

Vite Ma Dose !, a Covid Tracker tool // Source: Covid Tracker

First of all, Vite Ma Dose! was a tool based solely on Doctolib appointments. The French site is now announcing appointments on the main medical networking platforms: Doctolib, Maiia, Ordoclic, Keldoc and MaPharma.

If you want to search for availability by geographic proximity rather than by department, this is also possible. At the very bottom of the page, you will find a map of France. All you have to do is zoom in on the department or zone of your choice to see the location of the vaccination centers, and click on the one that suits you the most: you will find yourself on their appointment site.

Since July 26, the service has benefited from new filters to facilitate the search for slots. In particular, the Internet user can determine a maximum distance that he is ready to cover, as well as the day that suits him best.

Make an appointment with the Sante.fr site

The sante.fr website, an emanation of the public service, lists all the places of vaccination and makes it very easy to make an appointment. Less known than Doctolib or Vite Ma Dose, it is therefore less saturated, and makes it possible to find niches easily and quickly, whether in pharmacies or in vaccination centers. The site also lists places where Covid-19 is tested, if you cannot find one near you.

A significant advantage, it also offers a specific call service for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The sante.fr site offers a service for deaf or hard of hearing people // Source: sante.fr

Make an appointment for a covid vaccine on Doctolib, Maiia, Keldoc or Ordoclic

Of course, the champions of medical reservations are in tune with the vaccination campaign. All of them offer meetings directly on their site or their application.

Find an appointment on the town halls website

Some town halls have set up online tools to facilitate access to vaccination. The Nice Côte d’Azur metropolis is a benchmark on the subject, with its dedicated website, open for many weeks. Do not hesitate to inquire on the official website of your town hall to find out about the actions implemented.

Let an extension make an appointment for you

It can be laborious, and demoralizing, to refresh the Doctolib page to make an appointment. To remedy this, the computer scientist Kévin Dunglas created an extension on the Firefox browser, which works very well. It allows you to make an appointment automatically as soon as a window becomes available in one of the centers you are targeting.

The only limitation: you have to use Firefox, and keep the browser open.

Article originally published on April 02, 2021 and updated on November 25, 2021

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