Organization Name : Department of Health
Facility Name : Covid-19 Vaccine Registration For Over 50’s
Applicable For : Citizens 50 years & Above
Website : https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/
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Covid-19 Vaccine Registration For Over 50’s
Covid-19 Registration is now open to citizens 50 years and above.
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How to Register?
Six Steps to getting registered
Step 1 : Register on the Electronic Vaccination System (EVDS) at https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za
Step 2 : The welcome screen will tell you what to do next.
Step 3 : Follow the instructions, put in all the details the system asks you for.
Step 4 : When you are done, the system will send an SMS to the number you provided
Step 5 : The SMS will tell you that you are registered.
Step 6 : When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the system will send you another SMS with a date and the venue for your vaccination
** You can also register using USSD, simply dial *1234*832*IDnumber# (if you do not have an ID number, just dial *1234*832# )
** You can also register using Whatsapp, send the word REGISTER to 0600 012 3456
1. Where should I go if I want to test for COVID-19?
If you think you might have contracted the virus, you can call the NICD helpline (0800 029 999) and you will be advised on possible testing facilities.
However, testing is not routinely done unless testing is indicated by a health professional therefore one would need to be assessed by your medical practitioner in order to qualify for testing.
2. What happens if I test positive?
Anyone who tests positive will immediately be notified and put into isolation at home or at a facility designated to manage the outbreak. You will then remain in isolation until repeat testing shows you no longer have the virus.
3. How much does the test cost?
Public sector testing is free of charge. Private laboratories such as Lancet, Ampath and Pathcare can also test for SARS-CoV-2. Enquiry should be with the respective laboratory for their costing of the test.
If going via a private lab, it is advisable to check with your medical aid to ascertain if they will cover the costs for the test.
4. How is COVID-19 infection treated?
There is no specific treatment available for SARS-CoV-2. Treatment is supportive (e.g. providing oxygen for patients with shortness of breath or managing a fever).
Antibiotics do not treat viral infections. However, antibiotics may be required if a secondary bacterial infection develops. Currently there is a vaccine being developed.
5. Which hospitals will treat COVID-19 infected patients?
The following hospitals have also been identified as centres for isolation and treatment of people infected with Coronavirus
** Polokwane Hospital in Limpopo;
** Rob Ferreira Hospital in Mpumalanga;
** Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, Steve Biko Hospital and Tembisa Hospitals in Gauteng;
** Grace Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal;
** Klerksdorp Hospital in the North West;
** Kimberly Hospital in the Northern Cape;
** Pelonomi Hospital in the Free State;
** Livingstone Hospital in the Eastern Cape; and
** Tygerberg Hospital in the Western Cape.
6. Can I go to school or work?
Anyone who is sick or displaying symptoms should not go to school or work. If you have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, you should self-isolate for 14 days from the date of close contact. If you are concerned, contact your medical practitioner for further advice.