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Organization Name : Clicks Retailers Pty Ltd
Facility Name : Covid-19 Vaccine Registration
Applicable For : South African Citizens
Website : https://clicks.co.za/covidvaccine
Clicks Covid-19 Vaccine Registration
Receiving your COVID-19 vaccine is now more convenient than ever at Clicks. Those over the age of 18 can book a vaccination appointment via the NEW Clicks booking portal.
Those eligible must have registered on the EVDS portal. The Vaccine is at no cost to those with or without medical aid.
How to Book?
Step 1 : Register on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) portal.
Step 2 : Visit the Clicks booking portal. Ensure your GPS location is on and search and select a Clicks vaccination site.
Step 3 : Select the most convenient date and time and complete the required details.
Step 4 : Arrive at the vaccination site 15 min before you appointment. Bring along your drivers license or passport and your medical aid details, if applicable.
Step 5 : Proceed to the vaccination area in store to receive your vaccination. For your safety, you will be monitored for side effects for 15min after your vaccination.
Your records will be updated to indicate your vaccination status.
1. It’s pointless to get the vaccine because I can still get COVID-19.
Yes, you can still get COVID-19. However, international studies as well as our local Sisonke Trial have found that the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 breakthrough cases (cases after vaccination) is very low.
2. I’ve already had COVID-19 so I don’t need to get vaccinated?
The World Health Organization advises that even if you have had COVID-19, you should get vaccinated.
This is because the protection that someone gains from having COVID-19 varies from person to person, as well as the fact that it is not yet known how long natural immunity lasts.
It’s important to note that you should wait a minimum of 30 days after you have recovered from COVID-19 to receive a vaccine.
3. Should you only get vaccinated if you have comorbidities?
Those with co-morbidities are more susceptible to severe COVID-19 infections and therefore are likely to benefit the most from the vaccines.
People with comorbidities have been included in many COVID-19 vaccine trials, which showed good protection from COVID-19 vaccines against severe disease.
4. Can the vaccine give me COVID-19?
It is very important to understand that the COVID-19 vaccine does not contain the live virus and it cannot cause you to fall ill with COVID-19.
The vaccine contains only a small part of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the ‘spike protein gene’. This piece of the gene cannot replicate (grow) on its own, nor can it cause damage to the lungs that an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus causes. It is biologically impossible for a vaccine to give a person COVID-19.
5. If I’ve had COVID-19, how long do I need to wait before I get vaccinated?
If you had a mild infection, you should wait 30 days after recovery (30 days after the 10 days isolation time). If you had a severe infection (requiring oxygen or hospitalization), you should wait 90 days after recovery to have a vaccine.
If you have been in contact with someone infected with COVID-19 and in quarantine, you should not go for a vaccine until quarantine is complete.
A negative test at this time could be a false negative and you could still be incubating the virus. This is dangerous both those at the vaccine site and potentially to the person having the vaccine.