The Health minister announced today that the EVDS (Electronic vaccine database) will open to people who are not healthcare workers.
Click here to register if you are 60 years or older, or have co morbidities.
What you need to register?
- Your ID and medical aid card (if you have one)
- Cell phone number, the address where you live, and the correct medical aid number (if you have one).
- You will receive an SMS confirming that you have been vaccinated and you will also be provided with a Vaccination card ( Currently no WhatsApp service exists but there are plans to add it)
How to register?
- Click here and this page will open up . Follow the instructions.
- When you are finished, the system will send an SMS to the phone number you provided. This SMS will confirm that you are registered. This means that the system now has your details in a queue to be scheduled for your vaccine.
- When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the system will send you another SMS with a date and the place where you will be vaccinated. You will be sent to the vaccination centre that is closest to your home. Some of you may be directed to your place of work.
- If you have problems you may contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 0800 029 999.
- If you are unable to register by these methods, you may simply go to the nearest vaccination centre to register on the spot.
When making the announcement the Health minister urged technologically savvy people to help senior citizens to register:
“. Please help your mother, your father, your grandmother, your grandfather or your friend who is 60 years or older to register so they can get vaccinated. We can all guide each other and look after each other to get through this unprecedented crisis.”