The South Africa Clicks Group launches new online Covid-19 vaccination booking portal people between the age of 18 years and older can now book their Covid-19 vaccination at their nearest participating Clicks Pharmacy through Clicks’ new online booking portal-bookings.clicks.co.za
“We have listened to the needs of our customers and have made our new online booking portal quick and easy to use, with convenience in mind. We anticipate a huge increase in vaccinations with the opening up of the 18+ cohort, who are very tech-savvy and live online and on their smartphones.
“Customers can choose their nearest Clicks Pharmacy and a date and time which is most convenient for them, with the aim of cutting down waiting periods and reducing queues in-store,” said Vikash Singh, Clicks managing executive.
A statement issued on behalf of Clicks said the new Clicks online vaccination portal will be accessible with a smartphone or internet access and will allow eligible people to choose their nearest Clicks Pharmacy from over 300 sites countrywide. Those customers without access to an online platform can also go to their nearest Clicks where they will be assisted in making an appointment.
Before booking an appointment on the Clicks online portal, eligible people first need to register on the Department of Health’s Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS).
When using the Clicks booking system, users can search for and select their nearest or preferred Clicks vaccination site. The next step is to select the most convenient date and time for their vaccination before providing their personal details.
Customers are advised to arrive at their selected Clicks vaccination site 15 minutes before their appointment time and to bring their ID, driver’s license or passport as proof of identification to verify their eligibility on the EVDS. If they are a member of a medical aid, they need to bring their medical aid details.
Clicks was conceived as a drugstore in 1968 but legislation at the time prevented corporate ownership of pharmacies in South Africa. This meant that Clicks operated as a drugstore without drugs until legislation was changed in 2003 to allow corporate pharmacy ownership, and the first Clicks pharmacy opened in 2004. United Pharmaceutical Distributors (UPD) was acquired by the group in January 2003 to provide the distribution capability for the group’s healthcare strategy.
How to book for clicks vaccination
You can book online here bookings.clicks.co.za or at your nearest participating Clicks Pharmacy for more information visit https://www.clicksgroup.co.za