The Department of Labour has confirmed that pensioners and workers without medical aid can now register for the vaccine, as it has made funds available to cover the costs.
The Department of Employment and Labour took to Twitter on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, to confirm that workers and pensioners without medical aid will be able to receive the vaccine. The statement shared confirmed that the department has made funds available to enable non-medical aid carriers to get the vaccine. The department revealed that it has made over R1.35 billion available to assist in the matter.
According to the statement, “The funding is anticipated to contribute towards the vaccinations of an estimated three million workers and pensioners who are uninsured.” Adding, “The workers and pensioners who will be covered through the R1,35 billion contribution will be inoculated under phases two and three of the vaccination programme, as per the plan outlined by the National Department of Health.”
Currently, the government has rolled out phase two of the plan, which is focused on pensioners. Phase three is set to commence at the beginning August 2021, with a focus on children and the non-vulnerable group.
See the post below.
[Statement] Funds calls on its pensioners and workers without medical cover to line up for vaccination as it makes R1.35-billion available
— Department of Employment and Labour (@deptoflabour) May 26, 2021