The Western Cape will receive 191,880 Pfizer doses this week, which will be used over the next two weeks as over-60s start returning for the second dose of the two-dose jab.
The additional tranche, will be used over 2 weeks and is expected to get the vaccination programme back on track.
“Our vaccine rollout plan has been impacted by a constrained vaccine supply and will need to be adjusted. But with the additional tranche, I believe that we will soon get our vaccine programme back on track.”
“The Western Cape is taking an age-based approach to the vaccine rollout, which will vary at the suburb level. I again call for the EVDS system to allow registrations of those aged 50 to 59 as soon as possible,” Winde said.
To date, the province has received a total of 294 840 vaccines, of which 278 332 have already been administered as at 23 June.
Western Cape has 213 active vaccine sites in private sector, metro and rural communities.
The province is also bringing 3 mass vaccination sites online in Metro, Cape Flats & Bellville.
The three sites include:
- The use of the CTICC which is made possible through a partnership with the City of Cape Town and Discovery;
- The Metropolitan Health or Momentum mass site at the Parc Du Cap premises in Bellville opened on 4 June 2021. This site will serve as a private sector site primarily and we will partner with this site to ensure access for uninsured clients; and
- Assessments have been carried out for a site in the Cape Flats. This site will likely be brought online within a month of the launch of the CTICC.