Western Cape Vooma Drive administered nearly 60 000 jabs
Over the past weekend, the Western Cape Government and City of Cape Town encouraged people to get vaccinated at any one of their over 300 public and private vaccine sites available in the Metro and rural communities.
The “Vooma” drive was aimed at encouraging people to vaccinate, to ensure a safe summer.
As a result of many teams putting in a lot of effort, a total of 59 429 vaccinations were administered.
Many of the vaccination drives were held at shopping malls, however, some of them were at outreach sites, giving everyone a good opportunity to access the 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.
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Minister Naledi Pandor was also at the event, adding the voice of National Government in support of the Western Cape’s efforts.
The Western Cape has currently achieved just over 40% population coverage, and hope to push this up to 70% by Christmas.
By Danielle Mentoor