Vooma Weekend Tally: 1-3 Oct – a great turn out
Over the past weekend, the Western Cape Government and City of Cape Town encouraged people to get vaccinated at any one of our over 300 public and private vaccine sites available in the Metro and rural communities. This drive was aimed at giving some “Vooma” for the vaccination drive, to ensure a safe Summer season.
As a result of many teams putting in a lot of effort, a total of 59 429 vaccinations were administered.
Many vaccination drives were held at shopping malls, but also at some outreach sites, giving everyone a good opportunity to access the life-saving vaccines.
Some of the dignitaries supporting this vaccination drive included the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, the Mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Dan Plato, and the Provincial Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, who visited one of the vaccine drive’s pop-up vaccine sites at Watergate Mall in Mitchells Plain. Also at this event was the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Minister Naledi Pandor, adding the voice of National Government in support of the Western Cape efforts. The Western Cape has currently achieved just over 40% population coverage, and we hope to push this up to 70% by Christmas.
“We set ourselves an ambitious target for the weekend. While we did not reach it, it definitely pushed us to do more, and so we are very satisfied with the turn out; and hope it is a sign of good vaccine uptake to come. A special word of thanks to all the vaccination teams and support staff who made this push possible. Thank you also to our partners: in national government, local government and other partners who are crucial to our collective efforts. We all must continue putting in the hard work to take us to a safe Summer season”, says HOD of Health Department, Dr Keith Cloete.
Left Image: Creating awareness of the Vooma event at Delft.
Right Image: De Doorns community members awaiting vaccination.