Oct 19, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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I’ve had my jab, so why haven’t I received my Covid-19 vaccination code?

The Gauteng Health Department says that people who have not received their vaccination code by SMS should confirm their details with the online registration portal (EVDS) to check that they have been recorded correctly.

This is one of three reasons the department announced on Monday. Others are that the vaccinated person may not receive their code due to network problems and if the person’s vaccination details cannot be verified in the EVDS portal.

The department advised these people to go to their vaccination center for registration apply their records to their system.

Days after SA introduced electronic certificates that vaccinated people can download from their devices.

After people received the vaccine they have a code with which they can download the certificates.

The national health department introduced electronic certificates on Friday after several days of live tests.

EVDS project manager Milani Wolmarans informed TimesLIVE that the necessary security measures have been taken to prevent the leakage of personal data.

< span> She said while vaccinated people can call the Covid-19 hotline to retrieve their codes, the department will resend them in batches over time to make sure no one loses their code.

Health Secretary Joe Phaahla said the e-certificates would give people access to certain places inaccessible to the unvaccinated and would also be used for “discounts and prices”.

Vaccinated people are already reaping the benefits.

On Tuesday, 2,000 football fans and employees attended Bafana Bafana’s game against Ethiopia at the FNB stadium in Soweto. This was the first time fans were allowed to enter stadiums since the Covid-19 pandemic began at the beginning of last year.