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WC health dept sets up seven sites to administer vaccine jabs this week

The Western Cape Health Department said a total of seven sites would be administering jabs in the province by this week.

Private sector general practitioners are lining up on Sunday, 21 February 2021, to receive their inoculations at Groote Schuur and Tygerberg Hospitals in the Western Cape. Picture: Lizell Persens/Eyewitness News.

CAPE TOWN - The immunisation drive's gathering more steam after another shipment of vaccines touched down over the weekend.

The Western Cape Health Department said a total of seven sites would be administering jabs in the province by this week.

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The department's Saadiq Kariem said: “So, we hope to have these additional sites online from the second to possibly between 2 and 3 March.”

Hospitals in Paarl, George, Worcester, and Gatesville will also be offering shots.

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About 13,000 healthcare workers in the province have so far received their Johnson & Johnson jabs.

Kariem said despite initial teething problems, the rollout programme was going smoothly.

“But we’ve been working through some of those operational logistic issues and managing onsite on a day-to-day basis.”

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