The HPCSA encourage healthcare practitioners to register for the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
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.
- The platform is for the registration of healthcare workers only
- This is an initiative by the National Department of Health – practitioners requiring assistance with the registration process can click here to engage the registration platform.
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:
– When and where they will be vaccinated
– Follow-up vaccination appointments
Last Updated on 17 February 2021 by HPCSA Corporate Affairs