Two of South Africa’s largest pharmaceutical groups, Clicks and Dis-chem, have announced plans to offer Covid-19 vaccines through their retail outlets.
47 vaccination sites nationally
Clicks said that it has received approval from the National Department of Health to offer 47 vaccination sites nationally, with a further 520 awaiting approval for registration.
Dis-chem said it will start to administer between 500 and 600 Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines per site at 11 mass vaccination sites in five provinces from Monday. The five provinces include: Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Free State.
The administrative cost of the vaccine at private providers such as Clicks and Dis-chem is R70, but patients will be able to claim this money back.