The National Department of Health’s new Electronic Vaccine Data System (EVDS) allows clinicians register to get their COVID-19 immunisation ahead of the governments vaccination rollout in the next coming weeks.
Health workers are among the first group to be vaccinated and have been urged to self-register on vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za. Please note the following important considerations regarding EVDS:
The platform is for the registration of healthcare workers only
The HPCSA welcomes the National Department of Health’s detailed vaccination strategy. “There is scientific evidence as supported by the World Health Organisation and the Centre for Disease Control that the vaccine is the best defence and is extremely effective.
The HPCSA encourages all healthcare practitioners, especially those on the frontline to utilise the various platforms available, both in the public and private sector to register for the vaccination programme,” the Council said.
Who must register for EVDS?
All Healthcare Workers (public and private) who intend to be vaccinated in Phase 1 must enroll via EVDS.
What do you need to register for EVDS?
Access to internet on any device (cellphone, laptop, tablet, desktop etc.)
Your ID number or Passport (non-RSA), general contact information (your cellphone number will be used as the primary mode of communication).
Information about your employment (primary employer and location of work)
Where relevant, your professional registration details, and medical aid are also requested.
With all information at hand registration should take approximately 2-3 minutes (Three steps).
What will the information be used for?
Identify eligible vaccination beneficiaries
Plan supply of vaccines and ancillary items
Allocate beneficiaries to their nearest available service point
Communicate with enrolled individuals about the vaccination program, including but not limited to: