South Africa is currently using two vaccines, the one-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) jab and the two-dose Pfizer. (Carlos M Vazquez, Flickr)

Every day the health department posts the latest information from its vaccine statistics dashboard on its SA Coronavirus website. At present the numbers shown on the dashboard are a snapshot as at 17:00 on a particular day. We use data from the dashboard in the vaccinations table and chart, to track the proportion of adults (people 18 years and older) in each province who have received a vaccine.

People 18 years and older are the target population of the vaccination roll-out. The estimated number of people in this age group used in the table was obtained from Statistics South Africa.

South Africa is currently using two vaccines, the one-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) shot and the two-dose Pfizer. People who receive a J&J shot are fully vaccinated, but people need to receive two doses of Pfizer to be fully vaccinated.

The health department vaccination dashboard has a disclaimer that states: “Data displayed in this dashboard only contains vaccination records captured on the live Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) and excludes vaccination records captured on paper within the last 24 hours. Totals will be adjusted as back-capturing and data validation are done.”

Find a vaccination site near you

The sites shown on this map are collected from the active vaccination sites published on the SA Coronavirus website, a list of pharmacies approved to vaccinate by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority, lists published by provincial health departments and a list of accepted pharmacies and clinics compiled by the South African Pharmacy Council.

Some of these sites may not currently be vaccinating, so before you visit a site, phone to check that it is open for vaccinations. For example, a pharmacy we contacted in Calvinia in the Northern Cape, only operates for several days every few weeks to complete first and second vaccine doses. 

You need to first register on the health department’s Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS), and you will be placed in a virtual queue to be scheduled to a vaccination site, said Milani Wolmarans, the system’s project manager.

The EVDS will send you an SMS with your allocated vaccination site.

Some facilities take walk-ins, but you will still need to be registered on the EVDS to be vaccinated (some centres can help you to get registered on-site). Although you can also do walk-ins at these sites, some venues, such as the Discovery sites or Dis-chem pharmacies, prefer that you make an online booking to be vaccinated. So please check this ahead of time.

This interactive map was created to make it easier for people to find vaccination sites close to where they live or work. We have tried to find the correct GPS coordinates for each of the sites, but sometimes errors slip through. If you find errors or if there is a site we have left off, please let us know at [email protected].  This map will be updated once a week.

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