To date, we have vaccinated 60 872 persons in the Overberg District, this includes health workers (as part of the Sisonke trial) and educators.
We would like to thank all our staff involved in the vaccination rollout for the tireless efforts to ensure that all eligible people receive their COVID-19 vaccine. We are also extremely grateful for the patience and co-operation we have seen amongst most of the public. We all need to play our part to protect our community that is why it is essential that you get vaccinated when it is your turn. We have had a few reports of “no-shows” at vaccination sites across the district and ask that the public do their best to adhere to their allocated appointment slots.
This week the Overberg District will receive substantially more vaccines compared to previous weeks, meaning we will be able to vaccinate more people. While our public sites remain operational during the week, our vaccination roving teams will also continue with the vaccination rollout during farm outreaches to ensure that our vulnerable persons staying in outline areas receive their vaccine.
Although the priority remains people over 60 who need to receive their first and second dose, we are now able to accommodate more people between the age of 50 and 59. We urge people over 50 who have not received their first dose of the vaccine to visit their nearest vaccination site.
If you have received your first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, you will become eligible for your second dose after a minimum of 42 days (six weeks). The EVDS will automatically detect (and prioritise) you for your 2nd dose and schedule an available slot for vaccination. If you have not received your SMS eight weeks after your first dose), please contact the Contact Centre on 0860 142 142 for assistance.
We ask that persons who are required to travel abroad please confirm the COVID-19 vaccination requirements of their intended country of travel with the travel agent and/or country embassy before booking their travel arrangements. Western Cape Government Health cannot administer the 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine earlier than six weeks and will not be able to accommodate any travel arrangements.
We thank our residents, especially in the younger age-bands, for their understanding and patience. We ask citizens eligible for vaccination to take up this opportunity to be vaccinated as the vaccine offers great protection against severe illness and death.
ENDSLast published 17 August 2021