Direct booking for Covid-19 vaccination

Pictured at the Mediclinic Constantiaberg vaccination centre are from left, Michael Bowers, Anthea Bowers and Sister Tougieda Galant. Seated is Selwyn Bowers, who eagerly got his Covid-19 vaccination as soon as he was eligible.

Accessing a Covid-19 vaccine has now become easier, with the launch of the Mediclinic vaccination booking portal – allowing direct access for any eligible member of the public who still needs to be vaccinated to make a booking at any of Mediclinic’s more than 30 Covid-19 vaccination centres currently operating across South Africa.

To date, Mediclinic has been serving those clients allocated by the Department of Health’s EVDS (electronic vaccination data system) and a limited number of walk-ins.

Clients now have the convenience of booking their own appointment at Mediclinic Constantiaberg or any other Mediclinic vaccination centre at a time and date convenient to them.

“We are very encouraged by the influx of requests for vaccination since the last age restrictions for eligibility were removed. Our vaccination centres have noted the uptake in vaccinations, and we are pleased to make this process more accessible,” says Dr Gerrit de Villiers, chief clinical officer of Mediclinic Southern Africa. “However, we feel it is vitally important for all ages to get vaccinated, which is why we are trying to make it simpler and easier to get a vaccine. The community around our hospitals will no longer need to concern themselves about transport or unknown waiting times as our hospitals are conveniently located.”

Vaccination services are offered to both medical aid and non-medical aid members. Walk-ins will continue to be assisted, but priority will be given to those individuals who have made an appointment.

Bookings can be made for first or second Pfizer vaccines at those facilities offering that vaccine, with the proviso that the 42-day period has elapsed for the second vaccine at the date chosen for the second dose.

A list of facilities and the specific vaccine being offered are available on the Mediclinic website or via direct link at https://www.mediclinic.co.za/en/corporate/corona-virus/vaccination-centres.html