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2:50

New functionality, languages to be added to vaccine portal

The health department reveals citizens will be able to self-schedule their COVID-19 vaccination appointments and register via their preferred language.

1:50

COVID vaccine register to open for over 35s

Government ramps up the COVID-19 vaccination programme, with plans to open online registration for persons aged between 35 and 49 years on 15 July.

4:30

SA call centres support vaccine registration programme

Local organisations partner to provide call centre support for the National Department of Health’s vaccine registration programme across the country.

3:10

COVID vaccine registration of next age group to go live in July

Government to kick-off electronic registration of the next target population, as it prepares to vaccinate people in the age group of 50 to 59 years.

3:40

Ongoing challenges with online COVID vaccine register

The health department’s Dr Nicholas Crisp admits to system issues with government’s online registration portal for the COVID-19 vaccine.

2:30

WhatsApp-based registration for COVID vaccine opens

The Department of Health makes it possible for citizens to register for their COVID-19 vaccine via the Facebook-owned messaging app.

4:10

Online COVID vaccine register leaves senior citizens frustrated

Some seniors vent on social media as government’s online COVID-19 vaccine registration portal fails to deliver registration SMSes, as promised.

5:10

COVID-19 vaccine WhatsApp registration in the works

The national Department of Health will soon provide a WhatsApp service for citizens to register for their COVID-19 vaccine, says health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.

2:20

Online registrations for COVID-19 kick up a notch

The number of healthcare workers that have already registered for the COVID-19 vaccine via the online registration portal nears 800 000, the health department tells Parliament.

4:50

Online COVID-19 vaccine register for healthcare workers opens

The Department of Health’s electronic vaccination data system for self-registration of healthcare workers for the COVID-19 vaccine goes live.

3:30

SA to use barcodes to track and trace COVID-19 vaccines

Government moves to establish an electronic data system to manage and surveil coronavirus vaccines.

3:00

Health department moves COVID-19 travel screening online

The department readies the COVID SA travel system, an online tool that allows travellers to complete the health questionnaire ahead of arrival at ports of entry.

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