The Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that government is aiming to vaccinate 46.2 million people by 2022.
According to the Minister, this number will be reached by March next year. Part of this plan will depend on the country securing vaccines from various suppliers.
“This tally excludes the 500 000 that will be vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol. We are also hopeful that COVAX will be able to deliver 1.2 million doses this quarter,” the Minister said on Monday.
Johnson&Johnson is expected to supply over 31 million vaccines and Pfizer is expected to supply over 30 million doses.
In an effort to set this plan in motion, the vaccine registration system has been open to the public and citizens over the age of 60.
“We call on all South Africans to assist their friends, family and neighbours who are 60 years and older to register on the EVDS by accessing the portal online at vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za.” said Mkhize.
How to register on the system
- You will need internet access and a smartphone/tablet/computer
- Visit the following website: vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za.
- Follow the instructions on the page and put in all the details required by the system.
- You will then receive an SMS to the phone number you provided. This will confirm that your details have been captured and you are now in a queue to be scheduled to receive your vaccine.
- You will then receive an SMS that will give you details about a date and the place where you will be vaccinated.
- You will be referred to a vaccination centre that is closest to you.
- Citizens will be provided with a proof of vaccination card and receive a confirmation SMS on their phone.
Contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 0800 029 999 if you have problems registering on the system.