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COVID-19 vaccine: Limpopo to assist elderly unable to register online

The Limpopo Health Department will assist the elderly in registering for the COVID-19 vaccine. Online registration is open to those over 60.

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The Limpopo Health Department is reportedly training 10 000 community healthcare workers to assist the elderly with COVID-19 vaccine registration.

According to eNCA the province put measures in place to help the elderly unable to register online.


Limpopo MEC for Health Phophi Ramathuba reportedly said community healthcare workers has already begun their training in assisting the elderly with registration.

“As the province noting our challenges, network, data accessibility will be a serious challenge especially in the above 60 age group. Last we launched the self-registration, the second leg will be facilities for those who can’t register at home. We will deploy a total of 10 000 community healthcare workers, we’ve already started the process of training them.”

Phase 1 of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is set to resume this week.

Once that’s concluded, people over 60 will be vaccinated in the second phase which government hopes will start mid-May.


Meanwhile Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said everyone should take responsibility to register the elderly for their COVID-19 vaccine.

“We must all take responsibility to register over 60. The national government’s EVDS registration system is currently open for people over 60-years-old. In the Western Cape, there are 720 000 residents over 60, and we are aiming to complete the vaccination of this age band by the end of June,” he said.

If residents are struggling to register, and has not been able to clarify their concerns they are urged to contact the call centre on 0860- 142- 142.

“Our teams are trained and on stand-by to talk residents through the simple, 8 step process. Once the majority of the age band has been vaccinated, we will push to have the EVDS system opened to lower age bands. We will ensure, through a strong communication campaign, that residents are aware of the opening of the system to younger residents.” said Winde.

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