The Vooma Vaccination week kicked off on Friday 03 December and it’s hoped that people will take time over the weekend to get their Covid-19 vaccination.

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia van der Ross says she will be visiting some vaccination sites over the weekend.

Ross said: “Getting vaccinated means you’re less likely to end up in hospital or die should you contract Covid-19. I urge our residents to make full use of these additional opportunities before we enter the fourth wave of infections.” Ross will check up on the queues at the Langa and Parow Shoprite Park vaccination sites over the weekend.

These are the vaccination sites open in Cape Town this weekend
Sub-district Site Name Saturday 4 December operating hours Sunday 5 December operating hours
Northern Brackenfell 08:00 – 15:00 08:00 -13:00
Northern Wallacedene 08:00 – 13:00 08:00 – 13:00
Northern Bloekombos 08:00 – 13:00 08:00 – 13:00
Klipfontein Masincedane 09:00 – 15:00
Tygerberg Parow Shoprite Park 09:00 – 15:00
Western Langa 09:00 – 14:00 09:00 – 14:00
Eastern Mfuleni Shoprite 09:00 – 15:00 09:00 – 15:00
Eastern Blue Downs Shoprite 09:00 – 15:00 09:00 – 15:00
Khayelitsha Thusong Hall 09:00 – 15:00 09:00 – 15:00
Khayelitsha Makhaza Mall 09:00 – 15:00 09:00 – 15:00
Khayelitsha France informal settlement 09:00 – 15:00
Eastern Shoprite Mfuleni 09:00 – 15:00
Eastern Shoprite Blue Downs 09:00 – 15:00
Eastern Lwandle municipal offices parking Grounds 09:00 – 15:00 09:00 – 15:00
Eastern

Onverwacht open Grounds

(next to T.V informal settlement) –

Onverwacht Street, Nomzamo

09:00 – 15:00 09:00 – 15:00

“Vaccine hesitancy is prevalent in many communities because of widespread misinformation. The Vooma vaccination weekend gives residents an opportunity to go to one of the public health vaccination sites and have all their questions answered, but also to get vaccinated. Pre-registration is no longer a requirement, so individuals can literally arrive at a vaccination site and will be guided through the entire process,” says Ross.

All provinces will increase their vaccination sites at transport interchanges, shopping malls and recreational areas.

Those 50 years and older who will be getting their first jab will get a R200 shopping voucher.

The Vooma Week will be supported by a range of activities including lucky draws with cash prices of up to R100 000 for those who are getting their first inoculation for 2021. The Department says there are still 4 million people, 50 and older that are not vaccinated in the country. They are at the highest risk for severe illness and death.

Younger people are however not without risk – 40% of hospital admissions occur in people younger than 50.

 

 

The Department of Health has confirmed that Vooma Voucher has been increased to R200. When the campaign was launched two months ago, people were promised a R100 voucher for getting their jab. The voucher is offered to over 50’s as an incentive to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

It can be redeemed at a Shoprite or Checkers store and so far over 260 000 people have received the Vooma Voucher. The voucher is valid for 30 days.

These are the guidelines for the Vooma Voucher:
  • For the month of November (starting 1 Nov for 60-year-olds and 18 November for 50-year-olds), every person who is 50 years and older and goes for their very first Covid-19 jab, will automatically receive notification of a R200 voucher as an SMS on the cell number they gave for vaccination.
  • It can redeem it at any Shoprite, Checkers or Usave store.
  • You will be invited to send an SMS to say “Yes” to confirm and that would like to receive it. This SMS is free.
  • Those people who do not yet have a free Money Market Account with Shoprite will need to register either in-store or by free USSD, WhatsApp or mobile App. This free service will ensure that the voucher can be traced and re-issued if it is lost and if it has not already been redeemed. It also means that people do not have to spend the full voucher all at once.
  • The voucher is valid for 30 days after receiving it.
  • Vouchers will be issued until the end of December 2021 or until vouchers run out, whichever comes first.
  • Vouchers are given for the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

And good news for people who already claimed the R100 voucher, they will receive a follow-up message to claim another R100 now that the incentive has been increased to R200.

To date, more than 260,000 vouchers have been issued.

You can contact Shoprite tollfree on the helpline 080 001 0709 and they will assist with any issues regarding the Vooma Voucher.