Pharmacies to bolster KZN vaccine sites

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Covid-19 vaccinations for people over 60 years old was in full swing at the Truro Hall in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday. Pictured here getting his jab from Sister Nomathemba Sibisi (right) is ward 28 councillor Lucky Naicker. With them is Sister Sarah Ngcobo, the site manager of the East Boom
Covid-19 vaccinations for people over 60 years old was in full swing at the Truro Hall in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday. Pictured here getting his jab from Sister Nomathemba Sibisi (right) is ward 28 councillor Lucky Naicker. With them is Sister Sarah Ngcobo, the site manager of the East Boom
Nash Narrandes

Clicks will be providing vaccinations at five of its pharmacies in KwaZulu-Natal, as a part of a nationwide rolling campaign.

Residents aged 60 and older will be able to get the Pfizer jab at the Hayfields Mall in Pietermaritzburg, Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga, and at shopping centres in La Lucia, Chatsworth and Shelly Beach.

“Our healthcare professionals have been trained and are administering vaccinations safely and efficiently ...”
Clicks chief commercial officer,Rachel Wrigglesworth

Clicks chief commercial officer Rachel Wrigglesworth said: “Our healthcare professionals have been trained and are administering vaccinations safely and efficiently ...”

The vaccinations are being offered as part of a nationwide programme that will also see people being immunised at private hospitals and state health facilities.

In Pietermaritzburg, Northdale Hospital, Edendale Hospital, Grey’s Hospital and the field hospital at the Royal Showgrounds are already carrying out Covid-19 vaccinations.

The vaccinations are free for all South Africans, with costs for medical aid members covered by their scheme.

Clicks said, however, that the company would not be accepting walk-ins.

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Everyone has to register on the government’s electronic vaccination data system (EVDS) online portal at www.vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za by dialling *134*832# or by sending a WhatsApp with the word ‘REGISTER’ to 060 012 3456.

Recipients will receive a SMS from the Health Department with a voucher indicating their selected vaccination site.

They also need to bring their ID, SMS voucher and, if they are going to a private facility, their medical aid card.

Correction: The the headline was amended to reflect that it was the Department of Health, and not Clicks, who had provided the information about the vaccination sites in KZN.

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