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South Africa: Govt to Use Online Platform for Covid-19 Vaccination

Government will use an electronic system to keep track of everyone who gets the COVID-19 vaccine as South Africa gears up for its historical mass vaccination.

According to Wolmarans, the department will start enrolling healthcare workers for vaccination via an online app.The department will also launch an online vaccine self-registration aimed at healthcare workers that can be accessed via a cellphone or computer." Wolmarans is urging all clinical and non-clinical healthcare workers from both the public and private sectors to register online."The healthcare worker vaccinee, in this case for phase one, will then go to the vaccination site with their ID book and medical aid details if they're on medical aid," she said.

This will be followed by another step where essential workers will receive a message with a scheduled appointment.She said the department will embark on extensive communication to inform these essential workers as soon as the portal is ready to go live.

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