Business for SA (B4SA) has released a list of independent and chain pharmacies countrywide that will now vaccinate walk-ins against Covid-19. Anyone eligible in the relevant age bracket can get the Covid-19 jab at these sites, regardless of nationality, reported News24 (17 August 2021). The list includes both independent and chain pharmacies such as Dis-Chem and Clicks.

To get a jab, one only has to present an ID, passport or other form of identification on site.

While the move widens the scope of the private sector to immunise adults against the global pandemic, the vaccination of people older than 60 years and those with bookings still take precedence.

To streamline vaccinations and reduce queuing times, those interested are encouraged to register on government’s electronic verification data system (EVDS). The chair of B4SA’s health work group, Stavros Nicoloau, said people mistakenly believe only those with medical scheme cover can visit private-sector jab centres. However, all sites will deliver the same service, for free, to anyone who needs a vaccine.

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