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STEP BY STEP :How To Register To Get Vaccinated

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On Monday Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced the launch of the vaccination registration programme as the country gears up for phase two of the vaccination rollout for people over the age of 60 and those living with comorbidities.

This is South Africa’s first of its kind health system that will bring together both private and state healthcare consumers, except that private health members will make contributions through their medical aids.

Mkhize said this was only the beginning of moving towards universal health coverage and a “significant milestone for South African citizens”.

While answering your questions, The Citizen gives you an A-Z guide on how to register and get vaccinated.

According to Mkhize, the government will not force anyone to take the Covid-19 vaccine.

This was assured by Mkhize in Parliament earlier this year during a briefing with the portfolio committee on health.

As much as it is the government’s wish that every citizen gets the jab, Mkhize told the committee those who wished to give the vaccine a pass was well within their rights to do so as was the case with other vaccines.

The committee members wanted clarity on whether citizens who objected to taking the vaccines on religious or moral grounds would be allowed to opt-out.

How do I register to get vaccinated?
The registration process is completed online for those who have the access to the internet, smartphones, computers or tablets. The site can be accessed here.

Make sure that you have your ID, medical aid card and ensure you enter your correct cellphone number and residential address. Follow these steps.

Go to vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za
The welcome screen will guide you
It is important to follow the instructions and enter all the details the system asks for
When you are finished the system will send you an SMS to confirm you are registered. This means 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 venue. You will be sent to the vaccination centre closest to your home. Some of you may be directed to your place of work
If you have problems contact the Covid-19 hotline on 0800 029 999. A dedicated call centre for the Electronic Vaccination Data System is being finalised and the number will be announced on the EVDS portal when you register.
What happens if I do not have a smart gadget or internet?
“If you are unable to register by these methods, you may simply go to the nearest vaccination centre and we will register you on the spot. If you are 60 years or above we will also vaccinate you at the same time,” Mkhize said.

He said that this was done to prioritise those who are most at risk of getting sick or dying of Covid-19.

 

STEP BY STEP :How To Register To Get Vaccinated

STEP BY STEP :How To Register To Get Vaccinated

Those who are technologically savvy are urged to assist senior citizens to register.

Mkhize added that the department would use smartphones and petrol donated by various companies and organisations to send teams out to help vulnerable citizens who do not have access to digital technology.

“This includes the elderly, the homeless and those who live in deep rural areas that are difficult to reach.”

“We will ensure these team members are easy to identify and that you can verify that they are indeed accredited outreach team members. They will be trained to educate and raise awareness about vaccinations in the community.”

He said that the government would soon announce a WhatsApp service to assist in the process.

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How protected is my personal information?
The department uses the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS).

This is used to collect only personal information (names and Identity Number) as contained in your identity document.

This is done to verify and confirm your eligibility as a Covid-19 vaccine beneficiary according to the priority phases defined in the Covid-19 National Vaccination Plan

The medical aid details, residential address, email address, phone numbers (including mobile numbers in order to send messages and appointment messages for the second dose of the vaccine)
Employment details, professional category and registration as part of the priority group eligibility verification
patient information in relation to your health status, including underlying conditions you may have in line with the vaccination protocols.
In cases where the department engages third parties to assist with developing and supporting the EVDS platform, it has signed commercial and confidentiality agreements undertaking contractually to comply with all requirements of Regulation 8 of the Regulations Issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 as well as the provisions of the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

The department monitors compliance with these legal requirements. For the purpose of developing data collection tools and user applications for EVDS, the Department of Health has engaged Mezzanine Ware and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Can I stop general C0vid-19 protection measures once I have the vaccine?
The simple answer is NO. You should continue to use general Covid-19 protection measures such as wearing a mask and practising social distancing after being vaccinated.

Even though you will be protected from getting severely ill and dying, studies have not yet shown enough data to prove that vaccinated people cannot spread the virus to others. Thus it remains possible that a vaccinated person could spread the virus to others, even if they do not show any symptoms.

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This Mnakwethu Idliso Confession Left Mzansi Shocked

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FUNEKA Danca was left shocked after she learnt she had been given idliso, a love potion.

The star of reality show Mnakwethu said her husband confessed to her that he had used the potion on her.

Speaking to Daily Sun, she said: “I am shocked that he gave me idliso but I also don’t believe it. We have been married for more than 12 years and I never suspected anything.”

Funeka said she had no intention of consulting with traditional healers because she did not believe in them.

“If the idliso was inside me, I would have known and probably done something about it. My husband has also asked me not to consult with a traditional healer as he is one himself,” she said.

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Funeka said she had no problem with her husband taking Philile Vilakazi as a second wife.

This comes after her husband Mzokhona Mbeje also confessed to giving Philile a love potion on the latest episode of the show.

“For the past two or three years, she was under my spell,” he said.

Mzokhona said the first time he gave Funeka a love potion was just after they got married. “I gave her again when I was preparing to take another wife because I wanted them to love and respect each other. It worked because they never fought and they were always happy together,” he said.

Sangoma, Gogo Mkhize said if Funeka was given a love potion, she would not know and she would think everything was normal.

“She also has nothing to worry about because it means her ancestors have no problem with it. Culturally, this is accepted, especially in polygamous marriages. However, the right procedure must be followed,” he said.

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No Tlof Tlof Before Marriage : 20 Year Old Virgin Vows

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LIYEMA is a proud virgin – and she plans on keeping it that way!

Liyema Lando (20) from Tsazo in Ngcobo, Eastern Cape told Daily Sun she hopes to get married at the age of 27 and that is when she will give up her virginity.

“I have a boyfriend, but I have told him that there will be no sex until he pays lobola and that will happen when I’m 27 years old,” she said.

“He loves me and he has agreed to wait. There’s nothing more important and joyful than keeping my virginity until marriage.”

Liyema, who is a second-year BSc chemistry student at Walter Sisulu University, said there are challenges to being a virgin at her age especially with the kind of lifestyle young people are adopting at the moment.

LIYEMA is a proud virgin – and she plans on keeping it that way!

Liyema Lando (20) from Tsazo in Ngcobo, Eastern Cape told Daily Sun she hopes to get married at the age of 27 and that is when she will give up her virginity.

“I have a boyfriend, but I have told him that there will be no sex until he pays lobola and that will happen when I’m 27 years old,” she said.

“He loves me and he has agreed to wait. There’s nothing more important and joyful than keeping my virginity until marriage.”

Liyema, who is a second-year BSc chemistry student at Walter Sisulu University, said there are challenges to being a virgin at her age especially with the kind of lifestyle young people are adopting at the moment.

 

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BREAKING : Archibishop Desmond Tutu Dies. Cause Of Death Revealed

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On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa released a statement confirming the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu.

Tutu, the last surviving South African laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, passed away in Cape Town at the age of 90.

President Ramaphosa expresses his heartfelt condolences to Mam Leah Tutu, the Tutu family, the board and staff of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, the Elders and Nobel Laureate Group, and the friends, comrades and associates nationally and globally of the iconic spiritual leader, anti-apartheid activist and global human rights campaigner.

Ramaphosa said: “The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us a liberated South Africa.

“Desmond Tutu was a patriot without equal; a leader of principle and pragmatism who gave meaning to the biblical insight that faith without works is dead.

“A man of extraordinary intellect, integrity and invincibility against the forces of apartheid, he was also tender and vulnerable in his compassion for those who had suffered oppression, injustice and violence under apartheid, and oppressed and downtrodden people around the world.

“As Chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission he articulated the universal outrage at the ravages of apartheid and touchingly and profoundly demonstrated the depth of meaning of ubuntu, reconciliation and forgiveness.

“He placed his extensive academic achievements at the service of our struggle and at the service of the cause for social and economic justice the world over.

“From the pavements of resistance in South Africa to the pulpits of the world’s great cathedrals and places of worship, and the prestigious setting of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, the Arch distinguished himself as a non-sectarian, inclusive champion of universal human rights.

“In his richly inspiring yet challenging life, Desmond Tutu overcame tuberculosis, the brutality of the apartheid security forces and the intransigence of successive apartheid regimes. Neither Casspirs, teargas nor security agents could intimidate him or deter him from his steadfast belief in our liberation.

“He remained true to his convictions during our democratic dispensation and maintained his vigour and vigilance as he held leadership and the burgeoning institutions of our democracy to account in his inimitable, inescapable and always fortifying way.

“We share this moment of deep loss with Mam Leah Tutu, the Archbishop’s soulmate and source of strength and insight, who has made a monumental contribution in her own right to our freedom and to the development of our democracy.

“We pray that Archbishop Tutu’s soul will rest in peace but that his spirit will stand sentry over the future of our nation.”

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