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Elderly to be paid to get jab

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From November 1, some South Africans will be paid to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. And if it goes well, more people may be eligible in return for taking the jab.

The Department of Health yesterday announced the details of the new Vooma Vouchers for people aged 60 and over, who will receive R100 in the form of a Shoprite voucher that can be spent at any Checkers, Usave or Shoprite store. The vouchers can also be gifted, so that those not close enough to a store to use it can send it to family or friends.

The money will be very nearly automatically paid, the department said. After they get the shot, anyone in the right age group is due to receive an SMS, to the number provided when they registered on the Electronic Vaccination Data System.

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