The EVDS now operates in five languages — English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Xhosa and Zulu — on all three platforms people can use to access it: online, WhatsApp and USSD.
Business for SA's Martin Kingston said a daily total of 419,200 vaccinations should be achievable by the beginning of September.
This was as a result of collaboration between business, the government and civil society in expanding the vaccination programme, he said.
Kingston, who heads the steering committee of Business for South Africa, said by the end of the year 35-million vaccine doses will have been administered.
Prof Glenda Gray, head of the South African Medical Research Council, said all global evidence pointed to the need to vaccinate as many people as possible to curb this “devastating pandemic” and that the science showed the benefits far outweigh the small risks.
“I need to remind South Africa that we have had over 200,000 excess deaths and how important it is for us to control this virus,” she said.
“I need to remind South Africans that the only way is via global immunisation, and this means everyone needs to be vaccinated.”