The City of Cape Town’s Covid-19 vaccination-vans have, since their launch, already administered nearly 1,800 doses of vaccine.

The vans were rolled out as part of an initiative to take Covid-19 vaccinations to areas where access to vaccination sites is limited, or where vaccine registration is low.

Last week, a total of 1 785 vaccinations were administered at these mobile sites, including 110 at the City’s Paint City Safe Space in Bellville.

In addition, the recently opened Langa vaccination site administered 955 vaccinations in its first few weeks of operation.

The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Zahid Badroodien says the latest vaccination data indicates that just over 1 million people have registered in the Cape Town metropole.

He says while most of the eight health sub-districts in the city have registrations in excess of 100 000, the Klipfontein, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha sub-districts have been identified as areas that require more intervention.

It is hoped that the opening of the Athlone mass vaccination centre will go some way to improving the uptake in these areas, given its very central location, along with the decision to open vaccinations to the 18 – 34 age group earlier than scheduled.

Follow the latest news on the City’s vaccination efforts here.

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