The deputy director-total of the health department, Dr Nicholas Crisp, says the Digital Vaccination Recordsdata Map [EVDS] is working well, despite reported hiccups within the registration direction of.
“It is doing what we want it to manufacture, and in our glance, it has exceeded expectations,” Crisp told SAFM on Thursday.
“It’s no longer true the registration and vaccination system, it’s controlling all the pieces to manufacture with the vaccination programme. It is a mammoth amount of logistics and a long way more complicated than meets the perceive,” he said.
Crisp conceded that there had been challenges with the registration direction of. These he said were being “tightened”.
He said the department used to be administering nearly 70,000 vaccinations a day.
“As sites are opening, we are in a position to manufacture more vaccinations. It will utilize a whereas for these that registered a whereas ago earlier than there is a site and a slot within the agenda of a form of sites that is appropriate for that particular person.
“We would allure to folks to be patient. We know about you. You are on the register. When there is a site reach where you dwell you would possibly well be invited to reach for the vaccination,” Crisp said.
Asked about cases where a pair registers on the system on the identical time however only one gets an SMS notification, whereas the quite lots of has to wait a whereas to be notified, Crisp said: “There will be varied folks registering on the identical time.”
Crisp explained that the department used to be for the time being vaccinating aged citizens because they were vulnerable and had presumably the most fascinating different of comorbidities.
“If we are in a position to address that total group of workers, then we are going to gain defend watch over of the epidemic more fast.
“The unbiased is to stop extreme infections. If the aged are in a position to maintain some immunity, it will gash the impact on our healthcare system when the third wave arrives.”
He said these that didn’t maintain smartphones and wanted to register, ought to ask for wait on from their families, neighbours, healthcare centre officials and councillors.
“We had been asking folks to gain assistance from these that maintain gain admission to to a cellular phone within the neighbourhood or the family. Health facilities will wait on these that manufacture no longer maintain gain admission to to smartphones.”