Tuesday, May 25, 2021

A viral report of 30 year old claiming to have registered for vaccine meant for 60 years over

 A report has gone viral on social media of claims that one person aged under 30 had simply registered on both the Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) portal as well as on the Department of Health’s EVDS portal, after which they received their SMS to go for a vaccine.

Reached for comment on this particular incident, DHMS spokesperson Karishma Jivan said the company was working with the Department of Health to identify perpetrators and to close the loophole.

Dr Keith Cloete, provincial head of the health department, said that the system for health care worker registrations closed at midnight on Sunday, which is the portal people used to sign up dishonestly. He urges everyone to respect the right of people over 60 years old to be vaccinated as quickly as possible.

By 5pm on Sunday, the province had administered 9 241 vaccines in the Phase 1 B and Phase 2 roll-out, which this means that altogether 102 394 people in the province have been vaccinated.

Premier Alan Winde reassured residents that as part of the provincial scale-up approach, more vaccination sites would be coming online to enable more vaccinations a day.


image: Matt Rourke Credit: AP

by Everngelista Muza

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