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 Local Libraries will assist with registration process for Covid-19 vaccination

George Municipality is assisting the Western Cape Department of Health with the registration process on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) for the Covid-19 vaccination. The system is currently only open for persons over 60 years of age, and healthworkers.

“George Municipality is delighted to be able to assist the Department of Health with their Vaccination programme by providing venues and computers, where the public can come in to register themselves. Our librarians have been specially trained to assist with the process which takes no more than five minutes,” said Acting Municipal Manager, Dr Michele Gratz.

If you or a senior family member do not have access to the internet or data, please visit one of the libraries listed below between 09:00 – 13:00 Monday to Friday and our librarians
will assist you with the EVDS registration process. Please ensure you bring your ID Book or ID number; if you belong to a Medical Aid then the Medical Aid Card and or the number;  and a working cellphone number,  as you will be receiving follow up SMS from the system about where to go for your vaccination.

Those who have registered will then receive an SMS with a date, time and venue. SMS messages will be sent out a few days in advance in order for clients to make the necessary arrangements. Please do not visit vaccination sites if you have not received your SMS to confirm your appointment.

If you are over 60 and registered for your COVID-19 vaccine, you can expect:

  • An SMS confirming your registration.
  • A second SMS with an appointment date and the place – for those who have already registered this should come in the next 2-3 weeks.
  • Get vaccinated with your first dose.
  • Proof of vaccination card.
  • An appointment date for your second dose (if two-dose vaccine).

The following libraries will be assisting members of the public to register from 9:00 – 13:00 daily from Monday – Friday.
Please note all Covid-19 protocols are in place and no access without a mask will be allowed.

 Blanco Library
Conville library
Pacaltsdorp library
Thembalethu library
Touwsranten Library
George Library

The times for registration vary at our smaller libraries:

Avontuur Library   11:00- 12:00 daily
Haarlem library 14:00 – 15:00 daily
Noll library 12:00- 13:00 Mondays and Wednesdays
Waboomskraal library  10:00 – 11:00 daily

Please be reminded that our librarians are only able to assist you with the registration process for the Vaccination and
cannot assist with any medical related queries with regard to Covid-19 and/or the vaccination. See details below for any further queries you might have.

Access to Internet – Self Registration on EVDS
If you or a family member do have access to the internet, please register your over 60 family members and friends as soon as possible.
To register for the vaccine, you will need to visit: This portal can also be found via
You can also dial *134*832# and follow the prompts (FREE on all South African Networks), or WhatsApp the word REGISTER to 0600 123456.
Should you need assistance with the registration process, do not hesitate to visit or contact the call centre on 0860 142 142