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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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Horror Scenes As Woman Gives Birth On Pavement At Top South African Health Facility

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An incident that has shaken Mzansi to the core recently happened at a top hospital in South Africa. Footage and images reaching Mzansi Ndaba show the disheartening remains of a fetus after the mother (in labor) was neglected by nurses and midwives at a health facility in Limpopo, South Africa.

According to reports made by the woman’s brother via a Twitter post, the incident happened at Blinkwater Clinic (Ward One).

There were however mixed feelings in the comment section with some blaming the woman who lost her child.

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The condition of the baby was unknown at the time of going to press.

 

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Bonang Matheba And Itumeleng Khune Real Ages Exposed

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Itumeleng Khune and Bonang Matheba have been in the eyes of the public for many years now. Itu, the former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs captain celebrated his birthday on the 20th of June. Many people have been wondering how old Itumeleng Khune is and got the shock of their lives when it was revealed that he turned 35 years old. Itu has often been accused of age cheating and using soccer years. Many believe he is using soccer years and older than 35.

Also in the same boat of age cheating is Bonang. Bonang Matheba has found herself again being accused of lying about her age. According to records, Bonang Matheba was born 5 days after Itu Khune. She was born on the 25th of June 1987 and is turning 35 in a few days.

Besides his age, the internet has also come for the star’s fashion sense. In 2019, the goalkeeping ace posted a photo of himself with a caption encouraging individuality. But fans were far from focused on his motivational words. Twitter dragged Itumeleng for his denim on denim look, saying the goalie’s outfit was dribbling him.

In honour of the special day, his beautiful wifey, Sphelele Makhunga took to social media to share a sweet birthday message along with photos from one of their wedding ceremonies.

Tweeps took to social media yesterday to drag media personality Bonang Matheba’s face after the “president” of Black Twitter @ChrisExcel102 shared “unfiltered” images of her and also compared an image of hers with that of former public protector and advocate Thuli Madonsela’s.

He also compared her to American actress Megan Good who is a decade older than Matheba and said Good looks better than Matheba who is still in her thirties

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WATCH | This Man Broke Mzansi Record For Lobola Money Paid After Marrying His High School Sweetheart

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A weekend wedding ceremony in Ulundi, KwaZulu Natal has gone down as one of the most expensive and extravagant in Mzansi history. According to eye witnesses, the groom flashed over R1 million for his bride at the traditional ceremony. THe bride was clad in a “wedding dress” made entirely out of R100 notes. It’s believed the wedding dress was made up of a total of R150 000 and the tailor who made it charged R30 000. All these are in real notes.

The bride spared no expenses in spoiling his wife. Video footage from the ceremony has been doing the rounds. In the video footage below, the groom can again be seen “paying” in R100 notes while his hype men is singing clan praises and urging him to pay more money.

Social media reacted as always and many people were in awe of the man’s love to his wife.

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The identity of the man was not immediately ascertained at the time of going to press. But reliable intel informed Mzansi Ndaba that he is into construction and logistics. One attendee told Mzansi Ndaba that the man is also a sangoma.

“He is 34 years old and owns about 23 trucks and many taxis. This year he started a construction business and employs the community> He is loved and the lady he married is his high school sweetheart. They have tw kids together. SHe stoodby him through thick and thin when they had nothing”, he said.

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