The KwaZulu-Natal Health Department has closed a fake message claiming walk-ins are welcome at several Covid-19 vaccination sites in Durban.
The news was spread on social media, claiming that citizens over 60 who have registered for the Covid-19 vaccine can visit any vaccination site to have their sting receive.
If you are 60 years and older, after registration you can enter one of the following locations: the Moses Mabhida Stadium, the Pinetown Civic Center, the Stonebridge Hall in Phoenix, Clairwood Hospital and Prince Mshiyeni Hospital to get your vaccine as a system have not yet started assigning appointments, ”the message said.
On East Coast Radio, department head Sandile Tshabalala warned that the news was a fake news / p>
He said the news had wreaked havoc at the province’s vaccination centers .
“We saw people pouring in. When we have done that, we humans do not turn away, “said Tshabalala.
“We register them and also vaccinate them. If possible, we encourage people to come with their ID books. “
TimesLIVE recently conducted a survey asking if all vaccination sites should allow walk-ins. A total of 48.15% of voters agreed, saying that not everyone has access to the Internet.
More than a third or 35.19% believed that walk-ins would lead to overcrowding 16.66% of voters said it was too early to to allow walk-ins.
The introduction of phase 2 vaccines for seniors and people with comorbidities began earlier this month
The government pushed for it that those eligible for the vaccine should register through the government’s electronic vaccination record (EVDS).
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said at the beginning of the second phase that the vaccine would be administered in 83 public sectors and four in the private sector and that no walk-ins would be used housed.
“If you miss your vaccination appointment for any reason, you will be postponed, ie a different date and time will be given for the vaccination. If you miss three appointments, they won’t be rescheduled. However, you are still in the system and can request a new appointment by calling the Covid-19 hotline or visiting a registration page, ”Mkhize said.