Western Cape Premier Alan Winde received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Mitchells Plain Community Health Centre on Saturday, July 31.
According to Winde he specifically chose to get vaccinated in Mitchells Plain, using the special Saturday vaccination service offered by the province’s Department of Health.
“This is because this community has had a lower rate of vaccine registration than the rest of the province. I am here today to lead from the front and show that the vaccine is safe and that there is no reason to be afraid,” Winde said.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) July 31, 2021
Winde says if residents are unsure they should do more research or visit their local clinic where a nurse would explain to them how it all works.
“There is a lot of fake news on social media and being shared via WhatsApp, and so I know it can be confusing. But please check trusted sources so you can make an informed decision with accurate information,” Winde reiterated.
Meanwhile, the Western Cape Department of Health has welcomed the announcement that media practitioners are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.
The latest provincial report on COVID-19 indicates that there are 35 927 active infections, with a total number 399 788 confirmed cases and 348 843 recoveries, as of Friday, July 30.
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As at 1pm on 30 July 2021, the Western Cape had 35 927 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 399 788 COVID-19 cases to date and 348 843 recoveries.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) July 30, 2021
Picture: Twitter/Alan Winde