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Organisation : Department of Health
Facility Name : Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccination Certificate
Applicable For : Individuals who have received the COVID 19 Vaccine
Country : South Africa
Website : https://www.gov.za/covid-19/vaccine/certificate
The Vaccination Certificate system is only accessible to the individuals who have received the COVID 19 Vaccine.
Before you start you will need to have the following with you:
** Your RSA ID Number or Foreign Passport number or Asylum or Refugee number. (Note this should be the same ID document number you presented when you got vaccinated )
** The cell phone with the number you included on your registration.
** Your vaccination code from the sms you received post vaccination.
** Go to https://vaccine.certificate.health.gov.za/
** You must enter all the required details correctly.
** If one of the fields entered is wrong, the system will return an error message including “details not found”.
** You can contact the : The COVID-19 Public Hotline: 0800 029 999 for assistance.
** The design of the Vaccination Certificate will be enhanced to ensure that it remains up to date with local and international standards.
** You will therefore have to download your updated vaccination certificate for it to remain valid.
The Department of Health will advise on the availability of newer versions of the COVID-19 Vaccination certificate as it becomes available.
It is then the responsibility of a user to keep their COVID-19 vaccination certificate current by following the communication released by the NDoH.
What is vaccination?
Vaccination is a simple, safe, and effective way to protect people against harmful diseases, before they come into contact with them. It uses your body’s natural defences to build resistance to specific infections and makes your immune system stronger.
How do vaccines work?
Vaccines train your immune system to create antibodies, just as it does when it is exposed to a disease. When you get a vaccine, your immune system responds. It:
** recognises the invading germ, such as the virus or bacteria
** produces antibodies. Antibodies are proteins produced naturally by the immune system to fight disease
** remembers the disease and how to fight it. If you are then exposed to the germ in the future, your immune system can quickly destroy it before you become unwell.
However, because vaccines contain only killed or weakened forms of germs like viruses or bacteria, they do not cause the disease or put you at risk of its complications.
How are vaccines given to people?
Most vaccines are given by an injection, but some are given orally (by mouth) or sprayed into the nose.
Why is vaccination important?
Vaccination is a safe and effective way to prevent disease and save lives. When we get vaccinated, we do not just protecting ourselves, but also those around us. Some people, like those who are seriously ill, are advised not to get certain vaccines – so they depend on the rest of us to get vaccinated and help reduce the spread of disease.
What is “herd immunity”?
When a person gets vaccinated against a disease, their risk of infection is also reduced – so they are far less likely to spread the disease to others. As more people in a community get vaccinated, fewer people remain vulnerable, and there is less possibility for passing the germ on from person to person. Lowering the possibility for a germ to circulate in the community protects those who cannot be vaccinated due to other serious health conditions from the disease targeted by the vaccine. This is called “herd immunity.”
“Herd immunity” exists when a high percentage of the population is vaccinated, making it difficult for infectious diseases to spread, because there are not many people who can be infected. But herd immunity only works if most people are vaccinated.
Enquiries: 0800 029 999 – COVID-19 Public Hotline