By Tamlyn Canham
Terry Pheto just got vaccinated! The award-winning actress shared pictures on social media of the moment she got her jab.
“Been waiting for this moment for a while now. Couldn’t be happier! #vaccinated,” she tweeted.
Terry heeded the call for the 35+ crew to dress up for vaccine day. The dress code, according to Team 35-49, is “one arm jabbable chic”.
Naturally, she pulled out all the stops and made sure she was dressed to the nines.
Terry wore an outfit from Beyoncé’s Adidas x IVY PARK range. Many people approved of her “VaxPark” style.
“Flex your Park,” visual artist Trevor Stuurman told her.
“You understood the assignment mam. Taking notes,” fellow actress Natasha Thahane commented on Instagram
Zodwa Kumalo added on Twitter: “I am screaming! The perfect vaxfit! This age group kodwa maan!”
— Terry Pheto (@TerryPheto) July 16, 2021
Some social media users questioned if Terry qualified as they doubted she was 35.
“Are [you] old enough or you are [an] essential worker,” one Twitter user joked.
“Terry are you not 25?” another tweep asked.
Are u old enough or you are essential worker😎 pic.twitter.com/1hMhPV5SoH
— Bala MAKHANI (@BalaMakhani) July 16, 2021
The answer is yes! She might not look it, but Terry is 40 years old.
35+ Crew sets registration record
Terry made sure she was first in line to protect herself against the coronavirus. Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane is also ready to get her vaccine.
Kubayi-Nguban hinted on Twitter that she too would be adhering to the 35+ dress code.
“I’m informed that the 35+ Group has defined itself as a National Group & has a dress code for vaccine day. I hope as I prepare for my vaccine day this one will be approved: Shoulder Out #
I’m informed that the 35+ Group has defined itself as a National Group & has a dress code for vaccine day. I hope as I prepare for my vaccine day this one will be approved: Shoulder Out #VaccinateToSaveSouthAfrica 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/dh3RufUsRs
— Mmamoloko Nkhensani Kubayi (@mmkubayi) July 15, 2021
How to register
Many social media users reported that some vaccine sites are accepting walk-ins as long as people are registered.
— craigbjacobs (@craigbjacobs) July 15, 2021
You can call the COVID-19 Call Centre on 0800 029 999 to find out how you can get registered.
Health officials say you can also make use of the various self-help channels: vaccine.enroll.