Why and How to Receive the Covid-19 Vaccine

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and infect more citizens, it inevitably leaves in its wake negative impacts on people and their livelihoods. To prevent the spread and devastation created by the pandemic, we urge all those who are eligible to get vaccinated.

Guidance from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NCID) shares that vaccines are an important part of stopping the spread of COVID-19 in the country. This is because they offer protection to an individual, by reducing their risk of infection or the severity of their symptoms, and also at a population level, referred to as population-immunity. The vaccination programme is a priority in the fight to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 vaccine costs will be covered as a Prescribed Minimum Benefit. Medical Schemes will cover the costs of the vaccine in full, and expenses will not be deducted from the member’s medical savings account or day-to-day benefits. Should you need any clarity or assistance, please contact Glopin Healthcare Consultants to help you.

How to register for the Covid-19 Vaccine

You can now register on the COVID WhatsApp number by sending “REGISTER” to 0600 123 456.

You can also register by SMS by dialing 134832*your ID number#

If you don’t have an ID number just dial 134832#

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