Western Cape residents, older than 50 years of age, have been urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Although the majority of the province’s covid-19 infections were seen in people in the younger age cohorts, it’s those in the older age brackets who end up in hospital with Covid-complications.
According to the Western Cape Head of Health, Dr. Keith Cloete, 39% of the province’s residents, aged 20 to 39, tested positive for the virus, but rarely ended up being hospitalized.
Cloete says those over 50, have shown to get more severe forms of the virus.
He says there is concern that less and less people, in the 50 and 60-plus age-groups, register and show up for their injection.
Follow the Western Cape’s latest Covid-19 vaccination updates here.
- Residents urged to continue registering and going for their Covid-19 vaccination.
- Western Cape officially out of third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
- The Department of Health is reportedly planning to introduce digital vaccine cards in South Africa on 5 October.
📢Covid-19 vaccination update for 2 October 2021
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) October 3, 2021
2/2 By 5pm on 30 September 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 2 878 501 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those within eligible age brackets.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) October 1, 2021