WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Registration for a Covid-19 vaccine in SA,
- You will be required to register on a new electronic platform before you could receive the first covid-19 shot
- After registration you will receive an SMS with details of your vaccination appointment
- You will then get a digital certificate to confirm that you have been vaccinated.
- All south Africa citizen will be required to register online to book their jabs.
What the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) do.
EVDS) will record all aspects of the immunisation rollout which will assist government in monitoring its supplies and targets according to each phase of the programme.
First Target: more than one million healthcare workers will be the first to receive their jabs as part of the rollout’s first vital phase.
Government role: government will expand on the technical aspects of tracking and certifying successful vaccinations.
When can we access online registration platform: online registration platform, will be accessible in the first week of February 2021.
As admitted by role-players in both the public and private sector, phase one of the vaccination rollout will serve as a trial period, whereby systems can be refined and scaled up to service 67% of the population by the end of 2021, as instructed by government.
All South Africans who receive the vaccine, whether through medical aid, private or public facilities, will be registered on the EVDS according to the specific risk-based phase approach.
The self-registration portal, once officially launched, will be accessible via both desktop-based web browsers and smartphones. The booking system consists of six steps, from registration to certification once the final dose has been administered.
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 in phase two and three)
SMS confirming appointment
You will receive an SMS from the department of health confirming the details of vaccination appointment. The time, date and details of the applicable vaccination facility will be included in this SMS.
The confirmation SMS will also come with a vaccination code, which will be be used to verify the applicant’s appointment during the next phase.
On arrival at the vaccination site, the applicant will need to produce their unique confirmation code, which was delivered via SMS, medical aid details (if the applicant is insured) and identity document.
On that SMS there will be a vaccination code, which they must show to the vaccinator at the vaccination site and the vaccinator will then confirm that they are eligible to receive the vaccine.
Once the applicant has been confirmed to be eligible to receive the vaccine, they will then need to give consent to be vaccinated.
The jab and data capture
The vaccine will be administered once consent has been given. All the information gathered during the registration process will then be updated on the EVDS.
EVDS records the vaccination code that comes with the SMS and they will receive another SMS [confirming] that they have received the first dose of the vaccine and they will receive a message to say when they can receive their second dose.
Secondary jabs are usually administered one to three weeks after the first. After the second dose is administered, completing the vaccination process, the EVDS system will, once again, be updated.
After the second dose, the vaccinee will be able to access, through a secure platform, an electronic vaccination certificate.
Importantly, the EVDS is linked to the supply chain management and will be used to track the availability of doses in specific regions..