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Vaxi trokkie brings vaccine to communities

26 January 2022

The Vaxi Trokkie (vaccination truck) has officially hit the road in the Northern and Tygerberg communities from last week, as part of the Vaxi Taxi mobile vaccination service. Read More

Vaccinations are picking up again, let’s continue our protection against Covid

14 January 2022

Vaccinations are picking up again, let’s continue to increase our protection and not take COVID-19 back to work or school.    Read More

No need to wait for a booster SMS, get your COVID-19 booster vaccine today

12 January 2022

As we are coming off the peak of the fourth wave, let’s be proactive and ensure we get as much protection as possible during this period. Vaccination remains our best defense against COVID-19 and continues to be available to all persons 12 years and... Read More

Simple things to do to get out of the 4th wave

10 January 2022

We all want to get back to life as we know it and we now have the best chance of getting there. Our province has passed the peak of the fourth wave, but we are not out of it just yet.   Read More

Department committed to vaccine targets through its continued vaccination drive

7 January 2022

As we get back into the swing of vaccination after the Festive Season, we once again appeal to all eligible persons to get vaccinated or take up their booster dose. These vaccinations have proven to be effective in protecting you from becoming... Read More

Paramedics respond to 5 348 incidents during new year’s weekend

3 January 2022

It has been a busy December and end-of-year weekend for the Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as they work tirelessly to provide essential first responder assistance, transport clients to healthcare facilities, and... Read More

175 bundles of joy welcomed at public health facilities on New Year’s Day

2 January 2022

The Western Cape Government Health is pleased to announce the birth of 175 babies* born on 1 January 2022 in the Western Cape at public health facilities. Of the babies born on New Year's Day, 93 were boys, while 82 girls were born.    Read More

Tygerberg Hospital performs ground-breaking First Time Exit Procedure Treatment

29 December 2021

Tygerberg Hospital performs ground-breaking First Time Exit Procedure Treatment for a Fetal Mouth Tumour in South Africa    Read More

201 Babies Born in Western Cape on Christmas Day in Public Health

26 December 2021

We are happy to announce the birth of 201 babies* as reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape on Christmas Day 2021.   The total number reported from 0:00 on 25 December 2021, comprises of 117 boys and 84 girls.    Read More

Booster doses J&J with effect 24 December - Pfizer with effect 28 December 2021

24 December 2021

This National Department of Health circular details the availability of booster doses for the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Read More

National revision of contact tracing, quarantine and isolation protocols

24 December 2021

The following notice is an update on the National contact tracing, quarantine and Isolation protocals. Read More

A Dose Of Hope: Healthcare Workers reflect on pandemic and share wishes

24 December 2021

We’re almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and healthcare workers have been on the frontlines every day and night, saving lives. Read More

Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) - Possible Service Pressure Alert

22 December 2021

The Western Cape Government Health’s (WCGH’s) Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) are proactively informing the public of potential delays in delivery due to service pressure. FPS is currently experiencing high case load admissions which is further... Read More

Don't invite COVID-19 for Christmas

20 December 2021

The Western Cape is now in the fourth wave of COVID-19 with infections rapidly increasing every day. Read More

Closure of Athlone Stadium walk-through 15 December 2021

13 December 2021

The Western Cape Government’s Athlone Vaccination Centre of Hope situated at Athlone Stadium will be closing its 40 vaccination booths at the walk-through section on Wednesday 15 December 2021. Read More

Public healthcare patients can now collect medication from e-lockers

9 December 2021

Public healthcare patients with stable chronic conditions won’t have to wait in queues anymore to collect their medication, as e-lockers have launched in the metro. Read More

More than 50% of adults in the Western Cape have been vaccinated

7 December 2021

Over the last few days, the Western Cape breached the 50% mark of adults in the province being vaccinated with at least one dose. Though only halfway, the 51,36% or 2 556 131 of adults in the province have ensured they are protected against severe... Read More

Vaxi Taxi mobile vaccination service for outlying areas

7 December 2021

Old Mutual partners with Western Cape Government and Accelerate Cape Town to launch mobile vaccination service for outlying areas  Read More

Public Notice: CTICC Vaccination Centre closed on 3 December 2021

4 December 2021

The CTICC Vaccination of Hope Centre closed its doors on 3 December 2021. To honour its 300 staff members and commemorate the innovative partnerships between the Western Cape Government Health, City of Cape Town, CTICC, and Discovery health, a... Read More

Protect yourself against Omicron

3 December 2021

With the new Omicron variant rapidly spreading, vaccination is more important than ever before to protect against severe illness and death Read More

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