Health department to reach payment agreement with private vaccination sites this week

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The national health department and the private sector are set to reach an agreement over payments for the Covid-19 vaccination of uninsured people.
The national health department and the private sector are set to reach an agreement over payments for the Covid-19 vaccination of uninsured people.
Jasmin Merdan

Months after the government vaccination programme started, the national health department says it will conclude Covid-19 vaccination payment agreements with the private sector this week.  

The health department has to pay private providers for vaccinating people without medical aids. Private sites can vaccinate uninsured people as long as they were registered on the electronic vaccination data system (EVDS).  

Currently, vaccination was open for people aged 50 and above. Healthcare workers and those employed in the education and policing sectors were also eligible for vaccination. 

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