Vaccine Registration Now Open To The Public

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The Covid-19 vaccine online registration is now open to the public. This launch comes as the Department of Health prepares for phase two of the vaccine rollout. 

The public, as well as citizens over the age of 60 can now register on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS).

 Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize said the launch of this public health campaign is a milestone for South Africa. 

“This launch marks a significant milestone not only for our vaccination campaign but for South Africa’s advancement towards Universal Health Coverage,” he said.

“The President, myself, hundreds of thousands of healthcare workers and now you, the citizens of South Africa, have or will all access the vaccines through the same process, by using this system.”

How to register on the system

- You will need internet access and a smartphone/tablet/computer

  1. Visit the following website:
  2. Follow the instructions on the page and put in all the details required by the system.
  3. 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.
  4. You will then receive an SMS that will give you details about a date and the place where you will be vaccinated.
  5. You will be referred to a vaccination centre that is closest to you.
  6. 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. 

Minister Mkhize said all services of the vaccination campaign will be offered to private and public healthcare users. 

However, the private healthcare users will have to provide their medical aid details. 

“The quality of services will be the same for all of us and the system will assign a vaccination site closest to our homes or where we work and not based on whether a particular site is a public or private facility.”

“We will use the information you provide when you register to communicate with you about the vaccination programme when necessary.” said Mkhize. 



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