Saturday, July 31, 2021

Western Cape Premier receives COVID-19 jab

Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Mitchells Plain Community Health Centre on Saturday.

‘’I chose to get vaccinated because I know that the vaccine is safe and highly effective, offering excellent protection against serious illness and death. I also know that by getting vaccinated I am playing my part in beating COVID-19, in saving lives, and in saving jobs in the Western Cape,’’ said Winde.

Mitchell’s Plain has the lowest rate of COVID-19 vaccine registrations.

‘’Today, I specifically chose to get vaccinated in the community of Mitchells Plain, using the special Saturday vaccination service offered by our Department of Health. This is because this community has had a lower rate of vaccine registration than the rest of the province.’’

Winde encouraged citizens to get the jab.

‘’I want to use this opportunity to encourage our residents to do proper research from reliable sources if they are unsure about getting vaccinated. Speak to a nurse at your local clinic or hospital and ask them to explain to you how it works. There is a lot of fake news on social media and being shared via WhatsApp, and so I know it can be confusing. But please check trusted sources so you can make an informed decision with accurate information.’’

‘’If you do so, you will see how vaccines are saving lives in countries around the world, keeping people out of the hospital, and allowing economies to open up and to grow again. We need the same in the Western Cape, and every person, from 18 years to 100 years old, has a role to play in making this happen. We are all in this together,’’ Winde added.

More than 2 000 people got the jab last week Saturday. The weekend vaccinations are encouraged to those who are unable to get inoculated during the week.

12 vaccination sites are open to the public on a Saturday.

The Western Cape Government says additional weekend public sites will be considered, on an ongoing basis, as this is dependent on vaccine supply.

 

On Saturday, 31 July the following sites will be open:

        Goodwood Hall

        Saxon Sea Hall, Atlantis

        Mitchell’s Plain Community Health Centre

        Gugulethu Community Health Centre

        Site B Community Day Centre

        Kleinvlei Recreational Hall

        Citrusdal Hospital

        Vredendal North Clinic

        Piketberg Clinic

        Darling Community Hall

        Saron Clinic

        Tankwa Farm stall (only for farm workers)


PHOTO: Facebook - Premier Alan Winde


Done By: Mitchum George


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