Covid-19 vaccine booster shots are now available to eligible persons.

The announcement was made recently that both Johnson & Johnson AND Pfizer booster shots are now available.

The national Health Department recently announced that persons who have received the Pfizer vaccination can report for a third booster dose, six months after their second dose.

Those who have received one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, are eligible for a second dose two months after their first.

Mayco member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia Van der Ross says: “Persons who have already received a vaccination can report to their nearest vaccination site for their booster dose. There is no need for re-registration. Just bring along your identity document and the vaccination card you received during your first vaccination. And please encourage relatives and friends to do the same, if they are eligible at this time to receive a booster shot.”

She adds: “More importantly, this is also a renewed call to unvaccinated persons to get in line for their vaccination. If nothing else, this fourth wave has proven the efficacy of vaccines in minimising the risk of severe illness. It is important to safeguard yourself and your loved ones, and vaccination is the best protection we have.”

The public is reminded that they have to wait 30 days from having had Covid-19 before they can be vaccinated, or receive a booster shot.

Below is a list of City vaccination sites and their operating hours for the last few days of 2021.

  • Tafelsig Thusong Centre Open until 12h00 on the 31st (Cnr Kilimanjaro and Pyrenees Streets, Tafelsig)
  • Crossroads 1 Clinic Open on the 29th (Klipfontein Road, Crossroads)
  • Phumlani Clinic Open until 12h00 on the 31st (Cnr Stock & Mgqwani Road, Phillipi East)
  • Rocklands Clinic Open on the 30th (Cnr Lancaster & Park Avenue, Rocklands)
  • Adriaanse Clinic Open 28 to 30 Dec; closed the 31st (40th Avenue, Clarke Estate)
  • St.Vincent CDC Open 28 to 30 Dec; closed the 31st (St.Vincent Drive, Belhar)
  • Langa Hall (Johnson Ngweval Hall) Open 28 to 30 Dec; closed the 31st (King Langalibalele Street , Langa)
  • Wallacedene Clinic Open 29 Dec; closed the 31st (Cnr. La Boheme & Pietersen Street Wallacedene)
  • Brackenfell Community Hall Open until 12h00 on the 31st (off Paradys Street, Brackenfell)
  • Ikhwezi CDC Open until 12h00 on the 31st (Simon Street, Strand)
  • Sarepta Clinic Open until 12h00 on the 31st (Rietvlei Road, Sarepta, Kuils River)
  • Eerste River Multipurpose Centre Open until 12h00 on the 31st (Bob’s Way, Eerste River)
  • Solomon Mahlangu Hall Open until 12h00 on the 31st (Walter Sisulu Road, Khayelitsha)
  • Tafelsig Thusong Centre Open until 12h00 on the 31st (Cnr Kilimanjaro and Pyrenees Streets, Tafelsig)

After the new year’s weekend, vaccination sites will be operating as normal between 08:00 and 16:00, Monday to Friday.

Health Minister, Dr. Joe Phaahla says disease-experts have warned that the country can expect the fourth wave of Covid-19, at the earliest, by the middle of December.

During an interview with ENCA, on Sunday, he again urged at-risk South Africans to get themselves vaccinated as soon as possible.

He says the country’s constantly increasing vaccination-rate, currently at more than 40% of the adult population, may help mitigate the severity of the fourth wave.

Follow the Department of Health’s latest Covid-19 updates here.

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Health Minister, Joe Phaahla says only healthcare workers, at this point in time, qualify for and will receive a booster shot of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The Minister was speaking to ENCA on Sunday and said the roll-out of these booster shots is progressing well.

He says close to 82,000 healthcare workers had already received a follow-up dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as part of phase 2 of the Sisonke study.

Follow the Health Department’s latest Covid-19 updates here.

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