Farmers and workers: How to register for Covid-19 vaccine

If you’re 60 years and older, now is the time to register for the Covid-19 vaccine. Phase 2 of the national rollout will begin next month, and online registrations are now accepted for the elderly

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Farmers and farmworkers who are 60 years and older can now register to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Government officially opened online registrations for phase 2 of the country’s vaccine rollout.

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said that all South African citizens aged 60 and above can register to receive their vaccine jabs through government’s electronic vaccination data system (EVDS).

Although farmers and farmworkers are on the list of essential workers who will be prioritised for the Covid-19 vaccine, today’s announcement is specifically for the elderly. As more of Mzansi’s populace is vaccinated, the rollout will be extend to younger and other priority groups.

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How to register

Step 1: Click here to access the EVDS website from a cell phone or website. You will be asked to complete a number of person details, including your ID number, contact number, province and home town. This will add your name to the vaccine list.

Step 2: Those who qualify will receive an SMS notification within 24 hours after you’ve registered on the EVDS website. This will inform them of where and when they can be vaccinated. They will also receive a unique code to show their vaccinator and the process cannot be carried out without this code.

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The official vaccine rollout day for phase 2 will kick off on Monday, 17 May 2021.

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