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More than 360 people vaccinated at pop-up vaccination sites at Boxer stores

12 July 2021

With the opening of registration and vaccination for people over 50 years of age on Thursday 1 July, Klipfontein has a 49 per cent registration rate compared to Mitchells Plain’s registration rate of 24 per cent for people age 50 and older. Read More

More than 100 000 vaccinations done in four days!

9 July 2021

With the improvement in vaccine supply and more access to vaccination sites we were able to increase the number of vaccinations done over the past week, breaching the 100 000 mark in the first four days of the week!    Read More

Its boots on the ground in southern and western areas

9 July 2021

A team of contracted Western Cape Government Health interns, Community Health workers and Neighbourhood watch members partnered to pilot the first collaborative community door to door registration drive in Pelican Park on Wednesday, 7 July 2021.  As... Read More

Hospital’s longest COVID-19 ICU patient recovers at home

8 July 2021

As a person who has developed severe complications with COVID, Winston Cogill was discharged from Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) in March 2021 and is still dependent on oxygen for severe difficulties with breathing. Read More

Temporary service delivery changes in Western Cape Government health facilities

7 July 2021

With the rapid rise in COVID-19 infections and announcement of the Third Wave, the Western Cape Department of Health needs to act responsibly by reducing the amount of patient contact in our facilities.   Read More

Dept of Health join hands with farming community for access to vaccinations

7 July 2021

The roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination plays a crucial role in protecting our most vulnerable, this is why it is essential that all communities are reached. Read More

DOH join hands with farming community to improve access to vaccinations

7 July 2021

The roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination plays a crucial role in protecting our most vulnerable, this is why it is essential that all communities are reached. Read More

Neighbour helps 99-year-old and her daughter to receive their vaccinations

6 July 2021

    The kindness of a neighbour led to an a 99-year-old mom and daughter (65) getting the first dose of the potentially life-saving COVID-19 vaccination side by side.   Read More

Heidedal Primary pupils pay tribute to George Hospital staff

6 July 2021

Pupils of Heidedal Primary School warmed the hearts of George Hospital staff members as they brave the winter cold with their creative hand-drawn visuals and thank you notes. Read More

Don’t let your guard down after being vaccinated

6 July 2021

Vaccinated community members are being urged to continue practicing COVID-19 safe behaviour, like wearing their masks, after receiving their jabs. Read More

Western Cape Department of Health: Ensuring improved access to vaccines

4 July 2021

  With the improvement in vaccine supply, we can ramp up the roll out of vaccines to all corners of the province. In doing so the Western Cape Department of Health is doing so while maintaining equity, fairness and accessibility of vaccines for all... Read More

COVID-19 vaccines for over 50-year age group

2 July 2021

As of 1 July 2021, the registration for COVID vaccination has opened on the EVDS for people over the age of 50 years. This is a positive step in our efforts to provide vaccine coverage to our population in the Western Cape. Read More

Additional measures to ensure an accessible and fair Vaccination Programme

30 June 2021

  In a concerted drive to bring registration closer to vulnerable communities, the Western Cape Department of Health has identified several initiatives to make access to registration and vaccination equitable. Read More

What to expect next week with our vaccinations while protecting our ‘bubbles’

26 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health received a big tranche of 191 880 Pfizer vaccines which will enable us to rapidly ramp up our vaccination drive over the next two weeks, ensuring more people are vaccinated quicker. Read More

Vaccine stories from delft

18 June 2021

With winter fast approaching, vaccinated community members in Delft have encouraged elderly residents around the province to get their jabs. Read More

Vaccinations continue and keeping safe amidst third wave

18 June 2021

Vaccinations: the update Since the beginning of the vaccination to the public, the Western Cape Government has consistently exceeded its weekly vaccination targets. But we have also experienced setbacks relating to national vaccine supply. Read More

Home vaccinations for bedridden residents

17 June 2021

Mrs Freda Carol Jessman, became one of the first recipients to receive her COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Western Cape Governments Health’s home vaccination roll-out to eligible recipients in the Cape Metro.  Since the beginning of Phase 2, many... Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo commissions Victoria Hospitals new emergency centre

15 June 2021

On Tuesday 15 June 2021, Minister Nomafrench Mbombo, officially opened the Victoria Hospital’s new Emergency Center.  The previous emergency unit, served as a temporary for 49 years.  Staff and Health Facility Board members were ecstatic that... Read More

Taking vaccine registration to the streets

15 June 2021

The Western Cape Government Health’s team from the Klipfontein and Mitchells Plain Substructure with support by the Department of Local Government and YMCA Cape Flats Community Health Care Workers, took to the streets of Beacon Valley in Mitchells... Read More