In an email to clients, Discovery’s CEO Adrian Gore, said the head office had been transformed

into a vaccination centre, with over 30 vaccinators who could administer over 2 500 vaccinations per day. Vaccinations will be free for every South African resident, but registration on the Department of Health’s Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) is essential. Those registered will receive an SMS with their scheduled vaccination date, time and site. Any qualifying person - not only Discovery medical scheme members - can be vaccinated at a Discovery site. Some of the other sites, pending approval from the

The Health Department has said that government and medical schemes will foot the R70 administration fee for people to receive jabs from private pharmacies Dis-Chem and Clicks. Clicks will administer the vaccine from 47 of its sites, but is awaiting approval for 520 more. Dis-Chem will have 11 mass vaccination sites from 24 May as part of Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout.

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