How to register to get vaccinated

Arthur Greene

At midday on Wednesday 17 February, the South African government will begin administering Covid-19 vaccines to the country’s healthcare workers. 

The vaccine will be available to all healthcare workers: public, private, clinical and non-clinical.

All of those who are eligible and want a vaccine must register for one online.

The registration process is quick and easy. Here is all the information you need to register now:

  • You must register on the government’s online electronic vaccination data system (EVDS). Registration is now open and available here.
  • This will record your name, ID number, address, whether you have medical aid and some other details.
  • The system will then let you know if you are eligible to receive the vaccine.
  • If you are confirmed as eligible, you will receive a text message saying where and when you will be vaccinated.
  • You will also receive a unique code you must give to the vaccinator, along with your ID.
  • Once you’ve had your jab you will receive an electronic vaccination certificate.

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