More portals to register for COVID-19 vaccination

The Department of Health has announced more platforms for people to register for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Up until recently, members of the public could only register on the online website. Now people can register via WhatsApp, by telephone or via all South African mobile networks’ USSD services.

In the meantime, the North West Health Department says it has embarked on an outreach programme to register as many elderly people as possible for the COVID-19 vaccine. There are concerns that elderly people in isolated rural areas may not be able to register due to technological challenges. The Health Department says the outreach programme will see members of the department visiting these areas to create awareness and assist the elderly.

According to the department, over 100 000 elderly people in North West have already been registered for the COVID-19 vaccine.