Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
The latest COVID-19 news and resources, as well as tips on protecting you and your family from the virus.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of children and their families as health systems buckle, borders close, and schools and businesses shutter.
As the coronavirus has spread, so has misinformation – fueling discrimination and stigma. UNICEF is working with health experts to promote facts over fear, bringing trustworthy guidance to parents, caregivers and educators. Knowing the facts is key to being properly prepared and protecting yourself and your loved ones. Be sure to get your facts from reliable sources, like UNICEF and the World Health Organization.
We will get through this together, for every child.
It is easy to get your vaccination
You can just arrive at a vaccination site, but registering beforehand will save you time as that way your details are already in the system.
Phone 0800 029 999 tollfree OR
USSD: Dial *134*832*IDnumber#
No ID no? Just dial *134*832#
WhatsApp: Send “Register” to 0600 123 456
You can choose when and where to get vaccinated once you are registered. You can also change your vaccination appointment https://vaccine.booking.health.gov.za
Once you are fully vaccinated, you can download your Vaccination Certificate from https://vaccine.certificate.health.gov.za/
Visit findmyjab.co.za to find a vaccination site near you.
National Department of Health
National Health Hotline for information and COVID-19 vaccine Registration: 0800 029 999 (Monday - Friday: 7am to 8pm, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 8am to 6pm)
WhatsApp Support Line: 0600-123456
Explore our COVID-19 news and resources
Latest updates - campaigns, resources, blogs press releases and statements
COVID-19 Online Resources & News portal (NDP and Department of Health)
Government of South Africa - Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19
National Institute for Communicable diseases (NICD)
National Department of Education - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Regional and global links
UNICEF - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - What you need to know about the virus to protect you and your family
World Health Organisation (WHO) - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
Johns Hopkins University - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Cases