Vaccine registration for people over the age of 60 opens on Friday 16 April as part of preparations for the second phase of the vaccine rollout.
Registrations can now be done electronically on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) in order to be scheduled for vaccination.
The vaccines will be rolled out in two phases on May 17 and October 17.
South Africa is expecting the first batch of 30 million Pfizer doses to arrive in May.
What is needed to register on EVDS?
To self-register on EVDS you need a South African ID number or passport.
The first step of the registration process is completing a digital enrolment form which must include the following personal details:
- Name and surname
- Date of birth
- Email address
- Cellphone number
- Place of work or residence
Once a person is deemed eligible for a vaccine after they have registered, they will receive an SMS with all needed information in order to proceed.
The SMS will have a unique vaccination code which must be used to verify the applicant’s appointment during the next phase.
Meanwhile, the country has recorded 1,372 new Covid-19 cases and 73 more deaths.
The recovery rate is at 95 percent with just over 21,000 active cases.