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Coronavirus-South Africa: City Increases Vaccination Capability


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During the rear-view mirror celebration season, the city calls on residents to start the new year with vaccinations if they haven’t been vaccinated yet, and booster shots if they qualify.

The city of Cape Town is introducing vaccination services at four additional sites this week.

Khethimpilo, a non-profit organization, will host a rotation-based pop-up vaccination site at the following Community Day Centers from 09:00 to 15:00.

  • Luvuyo CDC from Khayelitsha on Monday and Tuesday
  • Wednesday Gordons Bay CDC
  • Thursday’s Dr. Ivan Tomms CDC
  • Friday Khayelitsha Town 2 CDC

The city already has 12 fixed vaccination sites, reinforced by a community-based mobile vaccination van introduced in August last year.

“We not only provide more resources available to reach both unvaccinated people, but also make them easily accessible to those who are eligible for booster doses. A lot of information is circulating about vaccinations and booster shots. It is important for residents to become accustomed to all new developments over the past month and line up with vaccinations and booster shots. In some cases, with community services. Councilor Patricia van der Ross, a member of the mayor of health, said.

Shortly before Christmas, the National Health Department announced that both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson had been approved for booster vaccines.

People who have been vaccinated twice with the Pfizer vaccine should be boosted 6 months after the second vaccination.

Those who have been vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine are eligible for a booster dose two months later.

Keep in mind that the general public is also eligible for a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 17.

“It’s a new school year just a few weeks later, and now it’s a good time to get your child vaccinated. The vaccine is safe, but it’s easy to administer. In fact, your child’s general vaccination is up to date. It’s a good time to make sure it’s a thing.

‘No need to register in advance. Please visit one of the vaccination sites and bring your ID, passport, refugee permit, or asylum seeker permit. If you do not have these documents, the staff at the vaccination site will register and vaccinate you, “Vandelros added.

Distributed by the APO Group on behalf of City Of Cape Town Isixeko Sasekapa Stad Kaapstad.

Coronavirus-South Africa: City Increases Vaccination Capability

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