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Health Dept launches vaccine self-registration system for people over 60

16 April 2021 2:13 PM
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Zweli Mkhize
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If you're over 60, you can register for the Covid-19 vaccine on the government's EVDS platform. It goes live from 4pm on Friday afternoon.

The Department of Health has launched the vaccine self-registration system for all citizens aged 60 years and above.

The Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) will go live at 4pm on Friday as the government prepares for the second phase of South Africa's vaccine programme.

When you register, you will have to provide the following details:

Your ID Number, cellphone number, home or work address, email, and medical aid number, if applicable.

RELATED: 'Western Cape to start vaccinating over-60s in May'

One you have registered, you'll receive an SMS confirmation, reports Eyewitness News journalist Mia Lindeque.

Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout is expected to begin in mid-May.

When it is your turn to be vaccinated, you will receive an SMS with the date, time and place of your vaccination.

People will be directed to the vaccination centre nearest to them and medical aid members will not receive preferential treatment, Lindeque explains.

Click here to register on the EVDS platform.

The government also says that they don't want this process to take too long because they don't want a lot of people to be on this website for too long and then create a bottleneck.

Mia Lindeque, Reporter - Eyewitness News

This system will only go live at 4pm this afternoon... It's just a demo site at the moment.

Mia Lindeque, Reporter - Eyewitness News

Everybody will be equal, there's no such [possibility] that if you are on medical aid you will go to a private facility... you will be mixed up.

Mia Lindeque, Reporter - Eyewitness News

As soon as you log in your address, the system will locate the nearest facility to your house or your work.

Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter

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16 April 2021 2:13 PM
Tags:
Zweli Mkhize
Health Department
Health Minister
vaccine
Covid-19 vaccine rollout
vaccine registration

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