Northern and Tygerberg subdistricts vaccine rollout: What to expect
The vaccination programme rollout in the Northern and Tygerberg subdistricts resumes this week (7-11 June), with new private sites coming online at the University of the Western Cape and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
The private vaccine sites at the University of the Western Cape and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology will only be open to the institutions’ students, staff and other partners who are 60 years and older. The partnership between Western Cape Government Health and the higher education institutions will boost efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible in the province. No walk-ins will be allowed at the institutions.
Areas in the Northern and Tygerberg subdistrict includes: Bellville, Bishop Lavis, Belhar, Bothasig, Delft, Durbanville (including neighbouring farming communities), Elsies River, Goodwood, Kraaifontein, Ravensmead, Ruyterwacht, Reed Street, Scottsdene and Symphony Way.
The new sites join existing sites which include:
Karl Bremer Hospital
CCT Adriaanse Clinic
CCT Chesnut Clinic
Goodwood CDC (old-age home outreaches only)
Kraaifontein (old-age home outreaches only)
Reed Street CDC
Stikland Hospital (in-patients, NGO partners and old-age home outreaches only)
Symphony Way CDC
Elsies River CHC
Bishop Lavis CDC
WAITING TIME AFTER RECEIVING PFIZER VACCINE
Residents who received their first Pfizer vaccination are reminded that the waiting time for their second vaccination is 42 days (6 weeks) in South Africa.
The second jab will be administered after 6 weeks, and residents will be informed via SMS of their next appointment date and time.
Residents who receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will only receive one jab.
VACCINE WALK-INS AND REGISTRATION
Residents who are eligible for vaccination are urged to register for vaccination and to wait for a second SMS, which will confirm your booking date, booking time and place of vaccination, before visiting a vaccination site. The second SMS will include a unique code which you will need to present at the vaccination site.
Teams plan very carefully each week and ahead of time to ensure a smooth vaccine programme rollout. While walk-ins are allowed, residents who do not have bookings may wait longer as we will prioritise those with their appointment SMSes. While we do our best to assist walk-ins with registration, we cannot guarantee that you will get vaccinated if you don’t have an appointment.
Vaccine sites will as far as possible accommodate walk-ins in the Northern and Tygerberg sub-districts. Each vaccine site can only accommodate a limited number of walk-ins which is dependent on vaccine availability.
If you have not received your second SMS with your appointment details yet, you can confirm that you are registered on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) or update your details. Simply go to https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/#/ . Type in your details and follow your instructions.
If you need further assistance or have concerns around receiving your second SMS, please contact our call centre at 0860 142 142 to receive assistance in your district.
Residents are urged to assist the elderly with registration for vaccination. You can register for FREE by using the USSD service: dial *134*832# from your phone to start the registration process, OR send the word “REGISTER” to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp OR visit http://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za. You can also access this link on our website, www.westerncape.gov.za.
Voice clip: Shimoney Regter, Western Cape Government Health