The new mobile vaccination sites – launched in the Mother City this week – has the capacity to each vaccinate up to 300 people per day.

The sites came into operation in Khayelitsha, Eerste River, Vanguard and Khayelitsha on Monday.

They were launched in collaboration with the Cipla Foundation, the provincial Health Department and the United States government.

The Acting U.S. Consul General in Cape Town, Will Stevens says more of the sites will, in the near future, be launched across the Western Cape.

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The US consulate here in Cape Town says the millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines, donated to South Africa by the US government, will help the country increase its vaccination figure even further over the next few weeks.

The Joe Biden administration this week announced that it will ship up to 10-million doses of vaccine to Africa, with more than 6-million doses that will be delivered to South Africa.

The Deputy spokesperson at US Embassy in Cape Town, Nicholas Hersh says South Africa will receive the first shipment of Pfizer-vaccines by Saturday.

Hersh says the US government pledged to donate 500-million vaccine doses to countries around the world.

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