Over 35s now able to register for Covid-19 vaccine

Over 35s now able to register for Covid-19 vaccine

South Africans over the age of 35 and older will be able to register for their Covid-19 vaccination from Thursday.


The Department of Health department announced earlier that people between the ages of 35 and 49 will begin their inoculations in August. 

Currently, over 50 year-olds and over 60 year-olds are allowed to walk into any vaccination site to get the jab. 

To date, the country has over 2.22 million Covid cases, 1.9 million recoveries, and just over 65 000 deaths.

Over 4 million people have gotten the jab. However, 1.3 million are fully vaccinated with others waiting for their second jab of the Pfizer vaccine. 

READ: SA registers 17 000 new coronavirus cases

In a statement, the health department says the vaccination drive continues across the country despite the violence that have closed down many businesses. 

"The national vaccination program continues across the country despite violent protests which resulted in the temporary closure of some vaccination sites in some provinces including Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. People aged 35 years and above are advised to register on the Electronic Vaccination Data System in numbers to be eligible to be vaccinated beginning of next month.

"The department urges all those visiting the vaccination sites for both onsite registration and vaccination, especially senior citizens, to remain vigilant of any criminal activities that are intended to derail the government`s efforts to break the chain of transmission and save lives through the lifesaving Covid-19 vaccine.” 

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