The Department of Health says it currently does not have the capacity to offer vaccines on a full-time basis on weekends.

Deputy-director general, Dr. Nicholas Crisp says the Department does not have enough man-power to operate vaccination clinics on both Saturdays and Sundays.

Crisp encourages residents to go for their vaccinations during the week, or on Saturdays, where there are clinics in operation.

Follow the latest Department of Health Covid-19 briefing here.

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Premier, Alan Winde has encouraged Western Cape residents, who are unable to get vaccinated during the week, to makes us of one of the province’s weekend vaccination sites to get inoculated.

Winde got his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine this past weekend, at the Mitchell’s Plain Community Health Centre.

He says the province’s health department will now, every weekend, have vaccination-sites in operation, to ensure that more residents get vaccinated.

Read more on the province’s vaccination drive here.

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