About 280,000 people registered for COVID-19 vaccine

The electronic vaccination data system or E-V-D-S has gone live from today. It will allow people over the age of 60 to start registering to receive the COVID-19 vaccine under Phase Two of the rollout. Dr Milani Wolmarans from the Health Department, discusses this. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Project manager for the new vaccination registration portal, Milani Wolmarans said she is confident the first phase will run smoothly.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has launched the COVID-19 Electronic Vaccination Data System.

It's for senior citizens over the age of 60 to register to get the COVID-19 jab.

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Wolmarans says about 280,000 people have registered so far.

"We've done quite a lot of testing and according to our testing, the system will be able to deal with approximately 100 million registrations, double the target and population for the vaccination," she said.

"From our side, the system will be able to register for the population that's registering for the vaccination. At this stage we haven't had any glitches, everything is working smoothly, we're continuously monitoring 24/hrs making sure there are no system glitches, and if there are any, we'll resolve them as soon as possible."


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