(*17*)So far, the group has re-opened 78 shops and 23 vaccination sites in KwaZulu-Natal, and 214 shops and 42 vaccination sites in the remainder of the nation, stated Clicks managing govt, Vikash Singh.
(*17*)“Our operations and support teams have been working tirelessly to clean and re-stock looted and damaged stores. We are re-establishing our supply chain of life-saving medicines and essential goods as we know our customers rely on us for their healthcare needs and medication,” he stated, including that Clicks has purchased in provides and emergency medicines from different areas the place obligatory.
(*17*)A complete of 47 shops throughout KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng stay quickly closed after struggling more intensive damages, nonetheless. On-line orders will proceed to be delivered though supply delays could also be skilled in some areas, the group stated.
(*17*)Current continual remedy scripts from 35 of the worst affected shops have been redirected to the closest Clicks buddy dispensary.
(*17*)“Customers should also contact us if they need emergency chronic medication so that we can make alternative arrangements for them to collect this at their closest store or through Clicks Direct Medicines,” stated Singh.
(*17*)Clicks stated it stays dedicated to the nationwide crucial of getting as many folks vaccinated within the shortest doable time. The group is working carefully with the provincial departments of well being to renew vaccination companies in affected areas.
(*17*)So far, Clicks has administered 162,604 vaccinations at 283 vaccination sites nationwide and is on monitor to open 17 more vaccination sites throughout the nation within the subsequent few weeks as it continues its drive to in the end attain a goal of 602 vaccination sites.
(*17*)Vaccination registrations on the federal government’s Digital Vaccination Knowledge System (EVDS) at the moment are open to anybody over the age of 35.
(*17*)Solely as soon as all scheduled sufferers have acquired their vaccination will unscheduled walk-in sufferers be accommodated, with essentially the most susceptible – these over the age of fifty – receiving precedence, stated Singh.
(*17*)“Walk-ins are managed based on stock availability and capacity,” he stated. “I encourage all eligible individuals to register and get vaccinated as this is the only way that we will mitigate the impact of the pandemic.”