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Alerts on vaccine availability provided by Drango's automated bot via Twitter are valid.

The information provided by the Drongo vaccine alert appears to be accurate as it matches the availability of vaccines shown on the COWIN portal.

The information provided by the Drongo vaccine alert appears to be accurate as it matches the availability of vaccines shown on the COWIN portal.The Twitter account going by the handle @SmartDrongo is an experimental project to aggregate news and events happening around the Kurukshetra region and is running unattended on a Raspberry Pi machine.

On November 24, 2021, the bot was tasked with updating information on vaccine availability in the prescribed region. Some tweets contained information on the vaccines, including the number of units available, dates, and vaccination centers. While we could not cross-reference the data for November 25, 2021 (as we received the request late at night on November 25), we were able to check the vaccine availability information for other days.

One of Drongo's tweets noted that 250 doses of the COVISHIELD vaccine were available at the CHC Pratap Nagar PRI, Yamunanagar in Haryana on November 27, 2021. The information appeared to be accurate as the same was mentioned on the official COWIN portal handled by the Indian government.

To check the vaccine availability on the COWIN portal, under the 'Search your nearest vaccination center,' select the 'By District' option. Then select the state name and the district name from the respective drop-down menus, and click on search. This should provide details of the vaccination centers where COVID-19 vaccines are available.

Similarly, another Tweet mentioned that 20 Doses of SPUTNIK V are available on 27-11-2021 for 18+ at Shri Balaji Aarogya Similarlym Hospital, Kurukshetra. Again, we were able to verify the availability of 20 Sputnik V doses at the center using the COWIN vaccination portal.

It appears that the automated bot is collecting the necessary information from the COWIN vaccination portal. However, we cannot confirm it at the time of writing.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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