Editors & Health Journalists
Issued by: Department of Health
Date: Wednesday, 14 July 2021


The Department of Health will tomorrow (Thursday) officially open the vaccine registration system to allow people aged 35 years and above to register to vaccinate from the 1st of August, as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The national vaccination programme continues across the country despite violent protests which resulted in 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.

Eligible and technology savvy people are urged to prioritise other methods of vaccine registration, including online registrations:, COVID-19 Call Centre on 0800 029 999, WhatsApp 0600 123 56 and Dial *134*832# using their digital devices to avoid congestions and long waiting queues at vaccination sites.

People over 50 years can walk-in to vaccine sites with or without appointments to vaccinate.

Meanwhile, 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.

We call upon all law abiding and patriotic citizens to join hands with the government and other sectors to safeguard healthcare facilities, self-sacrificing health workers and medical supplies against criminal activities whose intention is to undermine the law of the country.

The Department will continuously update the public about the state of the affected healthcare facilities and vaccination sites.

For media queries, please contact:
Mr Popo Maja
National Health Department Spokesperson
Cell: 0725853219