What to expect at a COVID-19 vaccination site

Jun 10, 2021

Register on the electronic vaccination data system (EVDS) before going to a vaccination site.

Register on the electronic vaccination data system (EVDS) before going to a vaccination site.

Security check
Security check at the entrance to the facility.

Before entering the vaccination area, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and your blood pressure checked. If you have any signs and symptoms of COVID-19, you will not be vaccinated.

You will be asked for your ID book (or drivers license) and medical aid card (if you have one). The data capturer will confirm if you have registered on the (EVDS) and you will then proceed to the vaccination room.
Vaccination Room
A nurse will confirm your ID and will complete the pre-vaccination questionnaire. If you qualify, you will receive a vaccination and a vaccination card. If a follow-up vaccination is required, the date will be on the card.
After vaccination, you will wait in an observation area for 15 minutes to monitor for any potential side effects. If you have a history of allergies, you will need to wait for 30 minutes.


  • If you receive a SMS stating the date and time for your appointment, please come on that day. If this is not possible, your appointment will be rescheduled.
  • There may be a queue at the site. Please bring a snack and something to drink with you as you may have to wait a while.
  • Please wear a mask, sanitise your hands and adhere to the social distancing rules.
  • There will be signs at the site explaining where you need to go.
  • Parking for cars may be limited at the site. You may be required to walk. Please bring someone to assist if needed.
  • If you have any side effects, please report these to a health care facility. You can also use the Med Safety app.
  • Vaccination facilities do provide for a limited number of walk-ins but will vaccinate those with bookings first. Walk-ins will be vaccinated if there are sufficient vaccines available on the day.
  • If on a medical aid, Clicks Makhanda/Grahamstown is supplying vaccination by appointment.

Compiled by Wendy Wrench, Pharmacist, Settlers Day Hospital, Dept of Health, Makana.
8 June 2021. Above information may change in the future.

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