GOGOS and madalas from Tooseng Village in Ga-Mphahlele, Limpopo can now register for the Covid-19 vaccine.

This after the provincial vaccine self-registration for citizens aged 60 and older was launched in the village yesterday.

The elderly said they were happy to be registered for the vaccine.

Gogo Seseilane Phaladi (69) told Daily Sun she was happy the long wait for the vaccine has come to an end.

“We grew up being vaccinated for various illnesses and survived.

“We believe this Covid-19 vaccine will also play its role,” she said.

“I was stressed by the recent announcement of the possibility of a third wave, which is believed to be stronger than the first and second waves.”

Madala Albert Makgatho (72) said: “I almost lost hope that government wouldn’t think about us elders. I feel lucky to be registered for the vaccine. I will sleep peacefully.”

Madala Albert Makgatho is being assisted by the Sekhukhune District Municipality deputy director for Information Management Jacqueline Phashe. Photos by Desmond Boshego Photo by

He said he’s happy the provincial government kept its promise.

“I believe the vaccine will protect us from the pandemic as they promised,” he said.

Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba said they will announce several health facilities across the province for the vaccine self-registration.

“We’re aware some families don’t have smartphones and elders cannot make it to our health facilities.

“We will send our home-based carers who will do door- to-door vaccine self-registration for the elders,” said Ramathuba.