ELDERLY people can now register for Covid-19 vaccine.

The Department of Health has announced that the electronic vaccination data system will be live on Friday, 16 April at 4pm.

People over the age of 60 are requested to register and the vaccination is voluntarily.

Speaking to ENCA, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the vaccine would be distributed to both public and private sectors.

“You are not expected to pay any money when you get to the vaccine site. Your medical aid will cover it if you have one, and the government will pay for you if you don’t have medical aid. In this case there should be no co-payments, and no levies. Everyone must get access to the vaccine,” said Mkhize.

The registration for elderly people is the second phase of the vaccine roll-out.

It is expected to run from 17 May until October.

Nearly 300 000 health workers have been vaccinated as part of the vaccination phase one roll-out.

Earlier this week, the Department of Health temporarily suspended the roll-out of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine following the recommendation by the Food and Drug Administration.