From Wednesday, 23 February 2022, the interval between the first and second doses of the Cominarty(R) (Pfizer) vaccine will be reduced from 42 days to 21 days.
You will automatically be invited by the EVDS system via SMS for your second dose of vaccine the correct interval after your first dose. The SMS will include the appointment details that you need for the second dose. You will not be able to receive your second dose sooner than the minimum interval (currently 21 days) after your first dose. It is important that you do not wait more than 84 days after your first dose for your second dose. This is as per guidance from the World Health Organization.
If you have access to the Internet, and the second appointment you receive does not suit you, you can choose when and where to get the second vaccine or change your vaccination appointment. To do this:
- Go to https://vaccine.booking.health.gov.za
- Make sure you have the ID, non-RSA Passport number or Asylum Seeker/Refugee Number you used to register.
- You will need to be able to receive a one-time pin (OTP SMS) on the cellphone number you used when you registered.
You can also call 0800 029 999 to make or change a booking for your vaccination.