Dis-Chem, one of Bestmed’s designated pharmacy providers, has launched a COVID-19 vaccination booking portal that is currently live on the Dis-Chem website. This bookings portal is only open to medical scheme members who have successfully registered on the National Department of Health’s (NDoH's) Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS). The portal allows members to select a booking slot at a Dis-Chem vaccination site of their choice. For further information please click on the following link: https://www.dischem.co.za/covid-19-vaccination
Please be sure to register on the Department of Health’s EVDS at https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/#/. Registration is mandatory before members can make a booking on the Dis-Chem vaccine booking portal. Members can also register by dialling *134*832# or via WhatsApp by sending the word ‘REGISTER’ to 0600 123 456.
COVID Vaccination Sites
Dis-Chem is only doing COVID vaccinations at specified sites. The sites are not located in the actual Dis-Chem pharmacy but are temporary sites in the shopping centres where the Dis-Chem pharmacies are situated. For an up-to-date list of Dis-Chem vaccination sites please visit their website at: https://www.dischem.co.za/covid-19-vaccination. Three additional vaccination sites have been opened this week. Please find the details below:
La Lucia Mall
COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs
Dis-Chem vaccination sites are accepting walk-ins as far as capacity allows. Members with bookings take priority.
Currently, Dis-Chem is administering the two-dose Pfizer vaccination.
As long as they are registered on EVDS it is not a pre-requisite to have received an SMS.
Bestmed members can still make a booking on the Dis-Chem COVID vaccinations booking portal and have their vaccination done at a Dis-Chem site that is convenient for them.
EVDS specifies which vaccine a member is eligible for, teachers who are registered by the Department of Education for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine must go to the specified site where the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is being administered.
Members can get their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine 42 days after their initial vaccine.
No. Members can choose any Dis-Chem vaccination site for their second dose even if they did not receive their first dose at a Dis-Chem vaccination site.
Yes, they will be accepted 42 days after the members initial vaccine dose, however, priority will be given to those who have a booking.
Members will receive an SMS from Dis-Chem as well as the EVDS. However, members are more than welcome to book their second dose at a Dis-Chem vaccination site once they receive the SMS, even if the EVDS notification refers them to a different vaccination site.
This is not a requirement. Dis-Chem has launched a new booking facility on their website (details above) which will allow Bestmed members to book a vaccination slot 42 days after receiving their first Pfizer vaccination dose.
Members on a medical aid can choose any Dis-Chem vaccination site even if they did not receive their first dose at a Dis-Chem.
Yes, they will be accepted however, priority will be given to those who have a booking.
Dis-Chem will be ready to welcome all medical aid members over the age of 50 who choose to get vaccinated and are registered on EVDS from 1 July 2021. All over 60’s and registered healthcare workers are already eligible to register for their vaccination.