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New developments in our Vaccination Programme

16 July 2021

With the recently new age bracket of 35 – 49 added to the COVID-19 vaccine registration portal, it has emerged that several of this age group also received valid EVDS appointment slots. While we only planned to start vaccination of this group 1 August, we will not turn anyone away who has a valid appointment SMS, providing we can accommodate them. 

Not all vaccination sites will have equal capacity on the day to tend to all appointments or walk ins, and our total vaccinations will be guided by local demand at that specific site. Even though appointments will be honoured, we are not able to guarantee our over 35-year-old walk-in clients that they can be vaccinated on the day given the supplies that we have in hand. We ask for your patience and understanding. 

 

Our priority for walk ins remains the same in principle: 

Priority 1 - people 60 years and older requiring their 1st dose of Pfizer vaccine; 

Priority 2 - people 60 years and older requiring their  2nd dose of Pfizer vaccine;  

Priority 3 - people aged 50 -59 years requiring their 1st dose of Pfizer vaccine;  

Priority 4 – people aged 35-49 years with a valid appointment SMS, requiring their 1st dose of Pfizer vaccine. 
 

Vaccinations on the day will be guided by local demand at that specific site. 
 

As we open up for more people to register and be vaccinated we urge any citizen 60 years and older who has not registered, or has not received an appointment, to please go to their closest public vaccination site for assisted registration and vaccination.  The first dose for 60-year and older remains the highest priority at the moment as these residents are at risk.  

We want to remind you that the vaccine is safe, thoroughly tested internationally and provides excellent protection against severe COVID-19 related illness and death. Please remember that a first dose of the vaccine does not provide the full protection needed, and so you must still practice safe behaviour and be sure you protect those at highest risk.  

The registration process is simple and easy and can be done by: