A health worker prepares a vaccine for members of the community. Picture REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
A health worker prepares a vaccine for members of the community. Picture REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Registration opens for over 60s Covid-19 vaccination

By Tanya Waterworth Time of article published Apr 17, 2021

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Durban - With the launch of the official registration portal for Covid-19 vaccination for the over 60 years age group, there was some confusion among the public regarding those under 60 who suffer from co-morbidities.

The portal, which went live at 4pm yesterday, was preceded by an announcement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, who called on those who are 60 years or older to register on the site.

While there was no mention of those over the age of 18 with co-morbidities in the minister's opening speech, Mkhize said: "I want to reassure South Africans that we do have a plan to ensure that everyone is registered and we want as many people as possible to be registered before going to be vaccinated. This will save a lot of time and help us to allocate vaccinations to respective areas appropriately."

National Health spokesperson Popo Maja had not responded to a request for clarity on those under the age of 60 years with co-morbidities by the time of going to press.

To register, go to vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za

You must have your ID and medical aid card (if you have one) ready. When you are finished, the system will send an SMS to the phone number provided by you and this SMS will confirm you are registered.

When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the system will send you another SMS with a date and place where you will be vaccinated. You will be sent to the vaccination centre closest to your home.

If you have any problems, contact the Covid-19 hotline at 0800 029 999.

The Independent on Saturday

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