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COVID-19 vaccine: you’re covered!

Members of all medical schemes administered by Momentum Health Solutions can rest assured that your medical aid will cover the cost of your COVID-19 vaccine.

To find out when you’ll be eligible to get the vaccine, click on the button below and answer the short questionnaire.

Will my medical aid cover the cost for the
COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, the COVID-19 vaccine has been declared a Prescribed Minimum Benefit (PMB) by the Council for Medical Schemes and will be paid by your medical aid, irrespective of your option choice, in line with South Africa’s vaccine prioritisation guidelines.

When will the vaccine be available?

It is expected that the first million doses will be available in February 2021 to vaccinate frontline healthcare workers.

Take the COVID-19 questionnaire to find out when you’re eligible to get vaccinated.

If you’re a healthcare worker, you can self-register for the vaccine.

Will Momentum Health4Me members be covered?

Yes, Momentum Health4Me members will also be covered for the COVID-19 vaccine.

When can I go for my vaccine?

The first batch of vaccines will be administered to healthcare workers. Thereafter, high-risk individuals who are over 60 years of age or who have co-morbidities will be able to go for their vaccine. Following that second phase, individuals over the age of 18 will be able to go for their vaccine.

Can my child get the vaccine?

At present, individuals under 18 are not covered for the vaccination. Clinical trials are currently under way involving children as young as 12 years. Younger age groups will be included in clinical trials at a later stage, with results expected by 2022.

Can my medical aid afford to cover COVID-19 vaccines?

Momentum Health Solutions reacted very early in identifying the need to make provision for the funding of COVID-19 vaccines and factored this into its annual contribution increases for the schemes that it administers. You can rest assured that your medical aid will remain financially stable and will be able to cover future claims.

Why should I go for my vaccine?

If enough South Africans get the COVID-19 vaccine, the country can achieve herd immunity, which is the indirect protection from infectious disease that becomes possible when a sufficient percentage of a population has become immune to an infection, whether through vaccination or previous infections, thereby reducing the likelihood of infection for individuals who lack immunity.

The quicker we achieve herd immunity, the fewer lives may be lost as a result of the pandemic. The South African economy will also be able to recover quicker from the impact of this world-wide threat, preventing further job losses.

All you need to know about COVID-19 gives you insight about the virus, tests, what you can do to be safe, and much more.

Where do I go to get vaccinated?

Once government has confirmed which centres/facilities have been registered to administer the vaccine, a list will be made available so you can find one closest to you.

Who is purchasing the COVID-19 vaccine for South Africa?

Government will source, distribute and oversee the rollout of the vaccine. The South African Government is the sole purchaser of vaccines and will distribute it to provincial governments and the private sector.

A national register for COVID-19 vaccinations will be established. The vaccination system will be based on a pre-vaccination registration and appointment system. All those vaccinated will be placed on a national register and provided with a vaccination card.

A national rollout committee will oversee the vaccine implementation in both the public and private sectors.

If you’re a healthcare worker, you can self-register for the vaccine.

Will Momentum medical aid cover the cost for the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, the COVID-19 vaccine has been declared a Prescribed Minimum Benefit (PMB) by the Council for Medical Schemes and will be paid by your medical aid, irrespective of your option choice, in line with South Africa’s vaccine prioritisation guidelines.

When will the vaccine be available?

It is expected that the first million doses will be available in February 2021 to vaccinate frontline healthcare workers.

If you’re a healthcare worker, you can self-register for the vaccine.

Will Momentum Health4Me members be covered?

Yes, Momentum Health4Me members will also be covered for the COVID-19 vaccine.

When can I go for my vaccine?

The first batch of vaccines will be administered to healthcare workers. Thereafter, high-risk individuals who are over 60 years of age or who have co-morbidities will be able to go for their vaccine. Following that second phase, individuals over the age of 18 will be able to go for their vaccine.

Can my child get the vaccine?

At present, individuals under 18 are not covered for the vaccination. Clinical trials are currently under way involving children as young as 12 years. Younger age groups will be included in clinical trials at a later stage, with results expected by 2022.

Can my medical aid afford to cover COVID-19 vaccines?

Momentum Health Solutions reacted very early in identifying the need to make provision for the funding of COVID-19 vaccines and factored this into its annual contribution increases for the schemes that it administers. You can rest assured that your medical aid will remain financially stable and will be able to cover future claims.

Why should I go for my vaccine?

If enough South Africans get the COVID-19 vaccine, the country can achieve herd immunity, which is the indirect protection from infectious disease that becomes possible when a sufficient percentage of a population has become immune to an infection, whether through vaccination or previous infections, thereby reducing the likelihood of infection for individuals who lack immunity.

The quicker we achieve herd immunity, the fewer lives may be lost as a result of the pandemic. The South African economy will also be able to recover quicker from the impact of this world-wide threat, preventing further job losses.

All you need to know about COVID-19 gives you insight about the virus, tests, what you can do to be safe, and much more.

Where do I go to get vaccinated?

Once government has confirmed which centres/facilities have been registered to administer the vaccine, a list will be made available so you can find one closest to you.

Who is purchasing the COVID-19 vaccine for South Africa?

Government will source, distribute and oversee the rollout of the vaccine. The South African Government is the sole purchaser of vaccines and will distribute it to provincial governments and the private sector.

A national register for COVID-19 vaccinations will be established. The vaccination system will be based on a pre-vaccination registration and appointment system. All those vaccinated will be placed on a national register and provided with a vaccination card.

A national rollout committee will oversee the vaccine implementation in both the public and private sectors.

If you’re a healthcare worker, you can self-register for the vaccine.

I have had COVID-19. Should I get vaccinated?

Yes, a vaccine will give you more protection.

I currently have COVID-19. Should I get vaccinated?

The vaccine takes several days to become effective after you’ve received it. The general consensus at present is that you should wait until you’ve recovered or your quarantine period is over and then get vaccinated.

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