GEORGE NEWS - The first vaccinations in the Garden Route against Covid-19 are set to take place tomorrow morning, Wednesday 3 March, at George Hospital.
Nadia Ferreira, district spokesperson for the Western Cape Health Department, confirmed that the district has received its first batch of vaccines.
"Selected healthcare workers from both the public and private sector who have registered to be part of the vaccination programme will be vaccinated during phase 1 of the vaccine roll-out," she said.
Premier Alan Winde said in a statement yesterday that the first vaccine in the province was administered on 17 February, and that Province has set a target of rolling out its full allocation of just over 13 000 doses within two weeks.
"These were rolled out at four sites at Groote Schuur, Tygerberg, Khayelitsha District Hospital and later, Karl Bremer. The completion this weekend puts us ahead of our original schedule and is a sign that the processes and systems we have put in place for this roll-out are working."
The Garden Route vaccine batch is part of the second tranche of vaccines that arrived in the province at the beginning of the week.
For this second tranche the province has an allocation of 13 068 vaccines which will be delivered in two separate batches.
Winde said they were excited to begin rolling out vaccines to areas outside of the metro, starting vaccinating healthcare workers in Worcester, Paarl and George.
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