R100 VOOMA vaccination vouchers up for grabs for first-time 60+ vaccinees

 

COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be very effective in the elderly in preventing severe illness and death. It is important to get vaccinated against COVID-19 so that you may be protected in time before the next wave of COVID-19.

As an added incentive for those people 60 years and older who decide to go for their first dose vaccination during November 2021, they will receive a Vooma vaccination voucher valued at R100 via SMS, which they can spend within 30 days at any Shoprite, Checkers or U-Save store. These vouchers will be issued on a first-come-first serve basis. The purpose of vouchers, an initiative of the National Department of Health NDOH), is to ensure that as many people aged 60 and older get vaccinated ahead of the next wave.

 

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The further make it even easier to be vaccinated, the second installment of the Vooma Vaccination weekend kicks off on 13-14 November. On Saturday there will be 56 sites open across the province and 29 on Sunday. (Sites can be viewed below and will be communicated in local media.)

Vouchers will be issued until the end of November or until vouchers run out, whichever comes first. The NDOH have funding for 260 000 vouchers, which will only be given to people over the age of 60 coming for their first dose (either J&J vaccine or first dose Pfizer). Vouchers will not be issued for the second Pfizer dose.

This is a double win for our clients – as they will receive life-saving vaccination as well as a grocery voucher!

“We are mindful that many people face hardship, which has hampered their ability to come to our vaccination sites since May 2021. For many, the trip to the vaccination site carries numerous expenses, and we want to try and make it as easy as possible for people 60 years and older to get vaccinated. That is why we have launched a number of pop up sites in areas where take-up is low. We also hope that this incentive will encourage our eligible residents to take up the offer to get vaccinated so that we can protect those who are vulnerable and our public system during the next wave,” says Juanita Arendse, the Western Cape vaccination programme and project office lead.

 

How it will work

Once their vaccination has been administered and captured on the EVDS, they will automatically receive a voucher which will be valid for 30 days.

Following vaccination, the client will receive the voucher via SMS. To redeem the voucher, the client must follow the 2-step process:

  • The client must opt-in by responding with an “Yes” SMS to 44040; this SMS is free.
  • The client must register in store or via USSD, Watsapp or Mobile app for a free Money Market account with Shoprite (if they do not have one already). The Money Market account ensures that the voucher is traceable in case of the SMS being deleted or lost.

Clients who have been issued a voucher and are experiencing challenges can call the Shoprite toll-free helpline on 0800 010 709. They will assist.  Remember, the voucher can only be used once, and only at Shoprite, Checkers or U-Save.

 

Vooma Weekend vaccination sites

Saturday, 13 November

District

Sub-district

Site Name

Operating hours

Cape Winelands

Breede Valley Municipality

Eslenpark Sport Ground

08h30-13h00

Cape Winelands

Drakenstein Municipality

TC Newman CDC

08h00-12h00

Cape Winelands

Langeberg Municipality

Happy Valley Clinic

08h00-13h00

Cape Winelands

Stellenbosch Municipality

Van Der Stel Sports Grounds

08h30-13h00

Cape Winelands

Witzenberg Municipality

Witzenberg Traffic Department

08h00-13h00

Cape Winelands

Drakenstein Municipality

Saron Clinic

09h00 – 13h00

Central Karoo

Beaufort West Municipality

Hillside Clinic

09:00-14:00 outreach with mobile in community

Central Karoo

Beaufort West Municipality

Beaufort West CDC

09:00-14:00

Central Karoo

Beaufort West Municipality

Kwamandlenkosi Clinic

09:00-14:00 outreach with mobile in community

Central Karoo

Beaufort West Municipality

Nieuveldpark Clinic

09:00-14:00 outreach with mobile in community

Central Karoo

Beaufort West Municipality

Rustdene Right to Care Outreach

09:00-14:00 outreach to community work from Birdstreet Premises

Central Karoo

Laingsburg Municipality

ENGEN  Laingsburg Right to Care Outreach

09:00-14:00 outreach to community work from Right to Care Premises

Central Karoo

Prince Albert Municipality

Prince Albert Clinic

09:00-14:00

Garden Route

Bitou Municipality

Plettenberg Bay Clinic

08:00 - 16:00

Garden Route

George Municipality

Thembalethu CDC

09:00 - 14:00

Garden Route

Hessequa Municipality

Heidelberg Duivenhoks Hall

8:00 - 14:00

Garden Route

Hessequa Municipality

Albertinia Theronsville Hall

8:00 - 14:00

Garden Route

Hessequa Municipality

Riversdale Clinic

8:00 - 14:00

Garden Route

Kannaland Municipality

Zoar Sports Club

09:00 - 14:00

Garden Route

Mossel Bay Municipality

Mossel Bay Outreach Mobile

09:00 - 14:00

Garden Route

Oudtshoorn Municipality

Dysselsdorp Clinic

08:00 - 15:00

Overberg

Overstrand Municipality

Hermanus CDC

09h00 - 14h00

Overberg

Theewaterskloof Municipality

Grabouw CHC

09h00 - 14h00

West Coast

Bergrivier

Piketberg Taxi rank

09h00 - 14h00

West Coast

Cederberg

Kathy Johnson Hall

09h00 - 14h00

West Coast

Matzikama

Vredendal North Community Hall

09h00 - 14h00

West Coast

Saldanha Bay

Louwville Community hall

09h00 - 14h00

West Coast

Saldanha Bay

Matipatisane

09h00 - 14h00

West Coast

Swartland

Wesbank Community Hall

09h00 - 14h00

Metro

Western

Saxon Sea Civic

08h00-13h00

Metro

Western

Du Noon CHC

09h00-13h00

Metro

Western

Brooklyn Chest Hospital

08h00-13h00

Metro

Western

Vanguard CHC

09h00-13h00

Metro

Southern

DP Marais Hospital

09h00-14h00

Metro

Southern

Grassy Park Civic

08h00-13h00

Metro

Southern

Retreat CHC

09h00-13h00

Metro

Southern

UCT Community of Hope Vaccination Centre

09h00-13h00

Metro

Khayelitsha

Site B CHC

09h00-14h00

Metro

Khayelitsha

Monwabisi Park Neighbourhood Centre

09h00-14h00

Metro

Eastern

Kleinvlei Recreational Hall

09h00-14h00

Metro

Eastern

Nomzamo CDC

09h00-14h00

Metro

Eastern

Somerset West Town Hall

09h00-14h00

Metro

Eastern

Town 2 Clinic

09h00-14h00

Metro

Eastern

Bluedowns Shoprite

09h00-14h00

Metro

Eastern

Mfuleni Shoprite

09h00-14h00

Metro

Eastern

Goal Supermarket Mfuleni

09h00-14h00

Metro

Tygerberg

Goodwood Civic

08h00-12h00

Metro

Tygerberg

Symphony way cdc

09h00-14h00

Metro

Tygerberg

Delft Mall

09h00-14h00

Metro

Tygerberg

Bellville SouthCDC

09h00-14h00

Metro

Tygerberg

Ravensmead CDC

08h00-14h00

Metro

Northern

Durbanville Town Hall

08h00-12h00

Metro

Northern

Bloekombos City Clinic

09h00-14h00

Metro

Northern

Wallacedene  Clinic

09h00-14h00

Metro

Klipfontein

Lingelihle Hostel Hall

09h00 - 14h00

Metro

Mitchells Plain

Athlone  vaccination site of Hope- Drive thru

09h00 - 14h00

Metro

Mitchells Plain

Westgate Mall-Mitchells Plain

09h00 - 14h00

Metro

Mitchells Plain

Samora Machel Public Library

09h00 - 14h00

Metro

Mitchells Plain

Beaconvale Frail care centre

09h00 - 14h00

 

Sunday, 14 November

District

Sub-district

Site Name

Operating hours

Central Karoo

Beaufort West Municipality

Hillside Clinic

09h00-14h00 outreach with mobile in community

Central Karoo

Beaufort West Municipality

Beaufort West CDC

09h00-14h00

Central Karoo

Beaufort West Municipality

Kwamandlenkosi Clinic

09:00-14:00 outreach with mobile in community

Central Karoo

Beaufort West Municipality

Nieuveldpark Clinic

09:00-14:00 outreach with mobile in community

Central Karoo

Beaufort West Municipality

Pleinstreet Right to Care Outreach

09:00-14:00 outreach to community work from Birdstreet Premises

Central Karoo

Laingsburg Municipality

ENGEN  Laingsburg Right to Care Outreach

09:00-14:00 outreach to community work from Right to Care Premises

Central Karoo

Prince Albert Municipality

Prince Albert Clinic

09:00-14:00

Garden Route

George Municipality

Thembalethu CDC

09:00 - 14:00

Garden Route

Hessequa Municipality

Riversdale Clinic

8:00 - 14:00

Garden Route

Knysna Municipality

Knysna CDC

09:00 - 14:00

Garden Route

Mossel Bay Municipality

Mossel Bay Outreach Mobile

09:00 - 14:00

Garden Route

Oudtshoorn Municipality

Dysselsdorp Clinic

08:00 - 15:00

Metro

Western

Saxon Sea Civic

08h00-13h00

Metro

Western

Du Noon CHC

09h00-12h00

Metro

Western

Maitland CDC

09h00-12h00

Metro

Western

Brooklyn Chest Hospital

08h00-13h00

Metro

Western

Vanguard CHC

09h00-12h00

Metro

Southern

DP Marais Hospital

09h00-14h00

Metro

Southern

Grassy Park Civic

08h00-13h00

Metro

Southern

Retreat CHC

09h00-12h00

Metro

Southern

UCT Community of Hope Vaccination Centre

09h00-12h00

Metro

Tygerberg

Symphony way cdc

09h00-14h00

Metro

Tygerberg

Delft Mall

10h00-14h00

Metro

Tygerberg

Bellville SouthCDC

09h00-14h00

Metro

Tygerberg

Ravensmead CDC

10h00-14h00

Metro

Tygerberg

Goodwood Civic

10h00-14h00

Metro

Northern

Bloekombos City Clinic

10h00-14h00

Metro

Northern

Wallacedene  Clinic

10h00-14h00

Metro

Mitchells Plain

Athlone  vaccination site of Hope- Drive thru

09h00 - 14h00

Metro

Mitchells Plain

Phillipi St Paul's Church

09h00 - 14h00

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