The Western Cape Health Department says the Athlone Sports Stadium will, in August, open as the Western Cape’s third mass-vaccination centre.

This follows the opening of the CTICC mass-vaccination centre this past week, here in the Mother City.

The Athlone Stadium will be the first drive-through and walk-through site in the province.

The aim is for the walk-in facility to be operational in early August and the drive through facility, two weeks later.

An intensive traffic plan is being finalised to minimise long queues as far as possible.

The drive-through will follow the same steps as a walk-through, with cars stopping at four stations, which will ensure that residents are successfully screened, registered and vaccinated.

Head of Health, Dr. Keith Cloete says the additional clinic would significantly aid in ramping up the province’s vaccination capabilities.

He says the province has, to date, administered more than half-a-million vaccinations.

Get the latest information on the province’s vaccination-drive here.

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