Gauteng fast approaches the milestone of administering two million doses of Covid-19 vaccines following a great public response to the inoculation drive currently underway in the province.
As of today, the Gauteng health department said it has distributed 1 903 497 vaccines.
Health MEC Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi said Gauteng planned to increase vaccination sites to get as many people vaccinated. To ramp up the vaccine roll-out, the province has expanded the number of vaccination sites in Tshwane, Ekhuruleni, Johannesburg and Sedibeng.
All sites operate from morning to around lunchtime, with half of the sites operating on Saturdays, while the others on Sundays.
“The fact that we have gone over one million people vaccinated in July and are fast approaching two million, talks to the high demand in communities to get vaccinated and the urgency with which we are approaching the vaccination rollout programme,” Mokgethi said.
“We have diverse vaccination sites, including those that are fixed and open weekly during normal working hours; mass vaccination sites catering for large volumes and drive-through sites allowing people to get to the jab in the comfort of their transportation.”
The province has mobile sites that move from one area to the next, depending on the programme of the vaccination campaign.
Mokgethi further encouraged all those eligible to be vaccinated to visit the publicised sites. “All Gauteng sites accept walk-ins, whether people are registered on the electronic vaccination data system or not.”