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Western Cape offers free transport to vaccine sites

In an effort to increase the rate of vaccinations, the Western Cape is trying out different incentives to get residents to vaccination sites.
South Africa has vaccinated 14% of its adult population

The Western Cape provincial government is offering those eligible for vaccines transport to vaccination sites in a effort to increase vaccination rates.

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The province received 191 880 Pfizer vaccines on 25 June and 26 400 Johnson & Johnson vaccines for education department staff.

They provincial government  said it would be offering on-site registrations, transport to vaccination sites in some areas and door-to-door registration drives, with particular attention to rural areas.

“To balance the previous relatively lower vaccines availability in rural areas, we have boosted our supply of vaccines to rural areas. Of the total vaccines received to date, 34.2% (175 487) have been provided to rural areas. This allocation will further increase in the weeks to come,” the Western Cape health department said in a statement.

Additionally the department is also increasing vaccination sites in rural areas.

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There will now be 115 public sites and 14 private sites dedicated to people in rural areas.

More: News24



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