The Western Cape Government and City of Cape Town are encouraging people to get vaccinated at any one of their 300 public and private vaccine sites available in the Metro and rural communities.
The aim of the drive is to add extra “Vooma” for the vaccination rollout and to ensure that everyone has a safe summer season.
To kick off the vaccination drive, the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, the Mayor of Cape Town, Dan Plato, and the Provincial Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, was at one of the vaccine drive’s pop-up vaccine sites at Watergate Mall in Mitchells Plain.
According to Winde, the Western Cape is currently the leading province in terms of single doses of vaccines administered.
“We aim to fully vaccinate 70% of those over 50 years old by December and 70% of the eligible population with at least one dose. This weekend alone, we aim to administer 80 000 vaccines,” Winde said.
The Premier went on to say that the local government has already set their target because they want to ensure that everyone has a summer that we can look forward to.
“The pandemic has taken so much from us all, and we must begin to move forward so that we can save lives and jobs,” Winde added.
The Western Cape also reported 5 546 COVID-19 infections, 519 555 confirmed cases and 494 209 recoveries, as of Friday, October 1.
1/2 📢Update on the coronavirus and vaccines
As at 1pm on 1 October 2021, the Western Cape 5 546 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 519 555 COVID-19 cases to date and 494 209 recoveries.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) October 1, 2021
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