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Video: How a truck is helping people in rural areas get registered for vaccination

A Unicef multimedia truck is touring South Africa to encourage people in rural areas to get vaccinated for Covid-19. (Photo: Supplied by GroundUp)

Unicef is helping people to register on the South African government’s Electronic Vaccination Data System.

First published by GroundUp.

To help people in a rural Western Cape area get vaccinated against Covid-19, Unicef is using a truck to register people on the government’s Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS). The truck is also raising vaccine awareness.

When this video was shot fewer than half of people over 60 in South Africa were registered on the government system.

While this is a great initiative, it does raise the question: why not simply vaccinate people at the same time as registering them?

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