Business for South Africa says the country’s business sector has been mobilised to assist government with resources, to strengthen and speed up phase two of the vaccination rollout programme.

The Health Department this morning launched the Electronic Vaccination Data System for people aged over 60.

People will be able to register from 4pm today.

“While government is leading the vaccination programme, business, labour and civil society have all mobilised in support of a national programme. Co-ordinating our efforts, we will increase the efficiency of the roll out. As business for South Africa, we have mobilised capabilities and resourcing to increase our nation’s vaccination capacity,” says Business for South Africa’s Martin Kingston.

“Together we are stronger, we will move faster further and more fairly. We have received the services of very senior volunteers from our leading healthcare and professional services,” he adds.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has urged the elderly to register for vaccination.

The second round will kick off on May 17.

Mkhize has hailed the newly-launched digital vaccination data as a milestone: