By: Kaya 959 News
Qualifying South Africans will be able to register on the Electronic Vaccination Data System for the COVID-19 vaccine from Friday, 16 April.
According to gov.za, all healthcare workers (public & private) and citizens who are 60 years and above can register.
This is preparation for phase 2 of the rollout in May.
The target for this phase 2 is 14-million senior citizens who are at a high risk of hospitalization.
Dr Lesley Bamford says they expect the phase to run for six months.
How to register:
The South African government website states that you will need the following to register:
1. Access to the internet on any device (cellphone, laptop, tablet, desktop etc.)
2. Your ID number or Passport (non-RSA), general contact information (your cellphone number will be used as the primary mode of communication).
3. Information about your employment (primary employer and location of work)
4. Where relevant, your professional registration details, and medical aid are also requested.
Registration should take approximately 2-3 minutes.
The website states that information submitted during registration will be used to:
– Identify eligible vaccination beneficiaries
– Plan supply of vaccines and ancillary items
– Allocate beneficiaries to their nearest available service point
– Communicate with enrolled individuals about the vaccination program, including but not limited to: eligibility, where they will be vaccinated and follow-up vaccination appointments.
The protection of your information
Meanwhile, Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has assured South Africans that their information will be protected when they register for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Mkhize says all provinces have a role to play in ensuring that the process is successful.
Registration comes after government paused the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to blood clotting fears.
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