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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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