WESTERN CAPE NEWS - The Western Cape Government, through the Provincial Department of Health, and their NPO partners are conducting a registration and vaccination drive for bedridden persons in the Overberg.
The joint registration and vaccination drive aims to identify communities with low registration, engage with them on community-led solutions and improve registration and vaccinations of vulnerable persons.
The ‘Boots on the Ground’ programme involves community health workers engaging on a door-to-door basis with community members. They also identify those who are bedridden to receive their vaccines in their homes.
Speaking to her and her husband’s experience of being vaccinated at home, Trish Sweetnum (65) from Sandbaai, Hermanus, said: “We must get vaccinated especially those who are bedridden because we are vulnerable and have a greater chance of dying.”
Gibson Mboyiya (84) from Zwelihle, Hermanus was also vaccinated at home. His brother, Maxim Mboyiya, explained that the family were pleased with the process as Gibson is no longer able to walk long distances and has now been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Moving forward, the Provincial Department of Health will continue to conduct door-to-door registration and activations in malls across the province through its “Boots on the Ground” campaign.
Western Cape Government welcomes agreement to manufacture Pfizer in province
The Western Cape Government welcomes the announcement yesterday by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE that a letter of intent with the Cape Town-based Biovac Institute (Pty) Ltd has been signed to manufacture the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for distribution to Africa.
The manufacturing of the Pfizer vaccine in the Western Cape will go a long way in supporting our local economy.
The Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, said: “The Western Cape has one of the highest concentrations of medical device and healthcare companies in the country, and the health technology sector contributes an estimated 2,500 full time jobs and R1.7 billion to the economy in the Western Cape.”
“We remain committed to working together with the private sector who have shown great innovation and support in our response to the Covid-19 pandemic and our vaccination rollout strategy in the Western Cape,” continued Minister Maynier.
To read the rest of this statement, please click here.
Western Cape reaches milestone of registering over 1 000 000 residents for vaccine
As of last night, the Western Cape has reached the milestone of having registered a cumulative total of 1 064 481 people in the province for their COVID-19 vaccine.
This has ensured that:
- 450 361 or 62.6% of those in the 60+ age group were registered, of which 494 481 vaccinations have been administered (381 287 people are partially vaccinated and 113 194 fully vaccinated);
- 266 064 or 39% of those in the 50+ age group were registered, of which 180 472 vaccinations have been administered (146 604 people are partially vaccinated and 33 868 fully vaccinated); and
- 348 056 or 23% of those in the 35+ age group were registered, of which 81 915 vaccinations have been administered (29 589 people are partially vaccinated and 52 326 fully vaccinated).
I thank those who have already registered for playing their part and call on those who have not yet done so to register. Should you not yet be eligible to register, you can assist those who might otherwise struggle, where possible.
Registration is simple and can be done by:
- visiting https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/#/ or www.westerncape.gov.za;
- dialing *134*832# and follow the prompts (FREE on all South African Networks); or
- WhatsApp the word REGISTER to 0600 123456.
Update on the coronavirus and vaccines by Premier Alan Winde
As at 13:00 on 22 July, the Western Cape had 32 725 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 374 527 COVID-19 cases to date and 327 569 recoveries.
By 17:00 on 21 July 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 884 917 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those within eligible age brackets.
The current 7-day moving average is 82 deaths per day.
Additional data is available on the Western Cape COVID-19 data dashboard which also features active cases per sub-district, active cases per 100 000 and 7-day moving averages. To view the Dashboard, click here.
You can also view the Western Cape Government’s vaccine registration dashboard by clicking here.
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