Your Discovery COVID-19 vaccination journey

Our Discovery COVID-19 Vaccination Navigator is here to guide and support you on your vaccination journey. After you register on the national Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS), use our navigator to book for your vaccination at a Discovery-managed site near you.

Your vaccination journey

Click on each step to see what it entails

Step 1: Get vaccine ready and register for your vaccination

Register on the national Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS), when your age group is eligible.

Automatic registration with the EVDS through our COVID-19 Vaccination Navigator is no longer available and so please ensure that you are registered on both platforms. Our Vaccination Navigator will let you know where you are in the vaccination queue and support you to book for your COVID-19 vaccine when you are eligible.

Step 2: Book for your vaccination

When it's your turn to be vaccinated, we will send you communication inviting you to book for your vaccination at a Discovery-managed site convenient to you. If you have booked your vaccination at a Discovery site and you receive an SMS from the EVDS with your vaccine code and the location of your vaccination site, we recommend that you continue with the booking you made with us.

If you can no longer make your appointment with us or prefer the EVDS booking, please cancel your booking through our COVID-19 Vaccination Navigator here.

Are you still unsure of how to book for your vaccination? Use these easy steps to find out how.

Click here to find out what you need to bring, what to wear and other important details for your vaccination day.

Step 3: Get your vaccination

On the day of your vaccination, here is what you can expect:

  1. Make sure you have your appointment confirmation from either Discovery or EVDS, identity document or passport, and medical scheme membership card on hand. It is important to note that you will still be able to register if you do not belong to a medical scheme.
  2. Once you have registered, you will be seated in our waiting area. Please stay seated until it's your turn to be vaccinated.
  3. Move to your vaccination station where you will complete a short pre-vaccination medical questionnaire and grant consent to be vaccinated. The vaccinator will then administer your vaccine.
  4. Relax in our observation area and enjoy the podcasts, videos and other content we have curated for you to enjoy. You will need to remain here for a minimum of 15 minutes, and we'll let you know when you are able to leave.

Click here to find out more about what to expect on-site during your vaccination.

Step 4: Post-vaccination support

Our COVID-19 Vaccination Navigator will help you to create a digital version of your vaccination card for safe keeping.

Your vaccination journey

Click on each step to see what it entails

Step 1: Get vaccine ready and register for your vaccination

Register on the national Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS), when your age group is eligible.

Automatic registration with the EVDS through our COVID-19 Vaccination Navigator is no longer available and so please ensure that you are registered on both platforms. Our Vaccination Navigator will let you know where you are in the vaccination queue and support you to book for your COVID-19 vaccine when you are eligible.

Step 2: Book for your vaccination

When it's your turn to be vaccinated, we will send you communication inviting you to book for your vaccination at a Discovery-managed site convenient to you. If you have booked your vaccination at a Discovery site and you receive an SMS from the EVDS with your vaccine code and the location of your vaccination site, we recommend that you continue with the booking you made with us.

If you can no longer make your appointment with us or prefer the EVDS booking, please cancel your booking through our COVID-19 Vaccination Navigator here.

Click here to find out what you need to bring, what to wear and other important details for your vaccination day.

Step 3: Get your vaccination

On the day of your vaccination, here is what you can expect:

  1. Make sure you have your appointment confirmation from either Discovery or EVDS, identity document or passport, and medical scheme membership card on hand. It is important to note that you will still be able to register if you do not belong to a medical scheme.
  2. Once you have registered, you will be seated in our waiting area. Please stay seated until it's your turn to be vaccinated.
  3. Move to your vaccination station where you will complete a short pre-vaccination medical questionnaire and grant consent to be vaccinated. The vaccinator will then administer your vaccine.
  4. Relax in our observation area and enjoy the podcasts, videos and other content we have curated for you to enjoy. You will need to remain here for a minimum of 15 minutes, and we'll let you know when you are able to leave.

Click here to find out more about what to expect on-site during your vaccination.

Step 4: Post-vaccination support

Our COVID-19 Vaccination Navigator will help you to create a digital version of your vaccination card for safe keeping.

Join the millions of South Africans who are vaccinated

Discovery COVID-19 Vaccination Navigator

We will support you at every step of your vaccination journey to:

  • Book for your vaccination at a Discovery-managed site near you
  • Know how to prepare for your COVID-19 vaccination
  • Remind you to book for your second dose of the vaccine, where applicable
  • Create a digital version of your vaccination card for safe keeping
Go to our Vaccination Navigator >

For the optimal experience on the connected care platform, follow these tips:

  • If you are using an Android device, makes use of Chrome
  • If you are using an IOS device, make use of Safari

Your personal Vaccination Navigator

How to register for your vaccination?

  • Step 1: Open the Discovery COVID-19 Vaccination Navigator and select "Register"
  • Step 2: Follow the steps and provide your details
  • Step 3: Register on EVDS

Go to our COVID-19 Vaccination Navigator >

Make sure you use Google Chrome to access the Connected Care platform.

How to book for your vaccination?

  • Step 1: Open the Discovery COVID-19 Vaccination Navigator and select "Book at a Discovery site"
  • Step 2: Search and select your preferred site
  • Step 3: Specify whether you're booking your first or second dose, choose your preferred time slot and select "Book"

Go to our COVID-19 Vaccination Navigator >

Make sure you use Google Chrome to access the Connected Care platform.

Need more information?

Read our brochure for all you need to know to get COVID-19 vaccine ready.

COVID-19 Overview and vaccination programme update

Ryan Noach, CEO of Discovery Health, shared the latest insights into the COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccine rollout progress and fascinating new data relating to vaccinated Discovery Health customers. This promising early data shows that 15 days after a first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose, there is a meaningful reduction in both infections and hospital admissions among medical scheme members, with no deaths recorded in this 15 day plus post vaccination group. Stay informed and watch the full webinar.

All medical information found on this website including content, graphics and images, is for education and information objectives only. Discovery publishes content to help to promote a better understand of COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccinations. The content covered is an overview of key concepts and is not exhaustive in nature. We encourage further reading from other credible sources where necessary.

South African organisations:

  • National Department of Health's dedicated COVID-19 portal: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/
  • National Institute for Communicable Diseases' (part of the National Health Laboratory Service) dedicated COVID-19 hub
  • South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAPRHA - part of the National Department of Health).
  • South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
  • South African Medical Journal (SAMJ)

International Organisations:

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