The Western Cape health department says phase two of the vaccination process will start in May with people aged over 60.
During Premier Alan Winde’s weekly digital news conference update on Covid-19 and vaccinations, head of health Dr Keith Cloete said: “Priority will be given to people aged 60 and above and we estimate we will have about two million people to cover in this phase.”
Essential workers such as teachers, the police and people with co-morbidities will also be vaccinated during phase two.
Cloete said in preparation for phase two of the vaccination process, the province has estimated it will need to deploy 4 489 vaccinators.
So far 2 416 vaccinators have been trained.
As of 1pm on 9 April, the Western Cape had recorded 2 187 active Covid-19 infections with a total of 281 231 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 267 548 recoveries.
A total of 52 697 out of the 53 820 vaccines received had been administered by 5pm on 8 April.