Mediclinic Paarl has been operating as a COVID-19 vaccination centre, providing access for any eligible member of the public who still needs to be vaccinated. To date the facility has been offering Johnson & Johnson vaccines, but due to reprioritisation of rural areas by the Department of Health, Mediclinic Paarl vaccination centre will begin offering the Pfizer vaccine, a two dose COVID-19 vaccine. There will be a short period of transition, where after only the Pfizer vaccine will be on offer.
Accessing a vaccine has now become easier, with the launch of the Mediclinic Vaccination Booking portal – allowing direct access to booking at any of these facilities. Mediclinic is proud to confirm that our clients now have the convenience of booking their own appointment at a Mediclinic facility 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.”
Mediclinic strongly emphasises the need for the public to protect their own health and the health of others by being vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccinations have demonstrated that they dramatically reduce the risk of becoming severely ill from the virus, as well as reducing the risk of death. We ask community members to please assist others who need help with registering.
A list of facilities and the specific vaccine being offered are available on the Mediclinic website or via direct link.
The process is a simple one:
- Make sure you are registered on the Department of Health’s EVDS system (https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/#/)
- Visit the Mediclinic Booking portal (https://vaccinationbookings.mediclinic.co.za/)
- Select the most suitable vaccination centre
- Select the time and date that suits you
- If needed, you can cancel a booking, and make a new one should you need to change the date or time for any reason.
- Visit the vaccination centre on your appointment date and make the choice for a healthier future!
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. This ensures that we can best manage the flow of individuals through the facility.
We trust that this will allow the community around our hospitals to fast track their appointment to protect their health. 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.
Get your vaccine today – it is #OurBestShot at a healthier future!
Should you wish to utilise any of the above information, please quote Dr Gerrit de Villiers, Chief Clinical Officer, Mediclinic Southern Africa.
For further information please contact:
Mediclinic Southern Africa
Tertia Kruger: Corporate Communication Manager
Tel: 021 809 6500