How To Register For Vaccine In South Africa

How To Register For Vaccine In South Africa

Learn How To Register For Covid – 19 Vaccine In South Africa ; Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has urged the elderly to sign up for their COVID-19 vaccine, as the country implements the second phase of the vaccination rollout plan on Monday.

“All services are zero-rated and do not need airtime, data or money to use the services,” the Minister said on Sunday

Who can Register for Vaccination In South Africa ?

As of 20 August, all South Africans aged over the age of 18 are able to be register for vaccination. The vaccination phases started in April, when citizens aged 60 years and older could register.

Those who want to register, should enroll on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) on You will be asked if you are 18 years and older. If you select ’Yes’, you will be taken to a screen asking for method of identification. Select either ’Use South African ID’, ’Use passport’ or ’Use Asylum Seeker/ refugee number’. Fill in the necessary details and confirm that the information is correct.Story continues below Advertisment

You will the be asked to fill in your contact details so the Department of Health can communicate with you during your vaccination process. You will then be asked to enter your address and province. This will enable the department to allocate the nearest vaccination site as soon as possible.

Step 5 will ask for your appointment preference. You will be asked questions on whether you prefer to be vaccinated on weekends or weekdays, mornings or afternoons.

The next step is to indicate whether or not you have medical aid. It is worth noting that the medical aid will pay the government directly for the vaccine and will not draw from your day-to-day funds, savings or any other benefit. You will also not be required to pay for the vaccine.Story continues below Advertisment

You will then be asked once again to confirm that the information is correct and will be prompted to read the terms and conditions. Click ’Submit registration’ once you have confirmed that the information is correct.

Five ways to register on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS):

  • Online at
  • Using the WhatsApp line 0600 123456.
  • Via SMS by dialling *134*832#.
  • Call the COVID-19 hotline 0800 029 999.
  • Citizens can also use the new QR by simply scanning and following the prompts. 

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