South Africa

Older Western Cape residents slow off the mark in registering for Covid-19 shots

With less than a fortnight to go until the Western Cape begins dispensing Covid-19 vaccines to people over the age of 60, less than a quarter of the target population has signed up on the government’s registration system, a senior health official said on Thursday.

The government’s electronic vaccine data system (EVDS) is not only a mandatory requirement for anyone seeking a vaccine, but is also vital for ensuring people’s appointments are matched with the availability of stock...

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