South Africa on Monday launched a large-scale immunization drive, which aims to vaccinate around five million people aged over 60 by the end of June.
Among the first seniors to receive their vaccinations was Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
Tutu and his wife Leah were vaccinated at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital in Cape Town.
Earlier today, Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu and his wife, Leah Tutu, were vaccinated as part of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, helping to send a strong message to the rest of the Western Cape: the vaccine is safe and effective. #LetsDoThis, Western Cape! pic.twitter.com/fHXpG5SBGn
— Western Cape Gov (@WesternCapeGov) May 17, 2021
Seven vaccination sites have been identified in the Cape Town metro, as a phase 2 vaccination sites during this first week. They include:
Brooklyn Chest Hospital
Mitchells Plain Hospital
Karl Bremer Hospital
Albow Gardens Clinic