Premier Alan Winde says the province is expecting to receive around 260-thousand doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine which, when it arrives, will be distributed immediately to qualifying residents.
He says approval is currently still being awaited from the US FDA on if the doses are safe for use here in South Africa.
Winde says Western Cape facilities and healthcare workers are ready to start administering the doses, should it arrive in the province.
Get the latest Covid-19 updates for the Western Cape here.
- Covid-19: More than 110-thousand WC pensioners vaccinated.
- The Western Cape to open 274 vaccination sites by the start of phase 3 of vaccination campaign.
- The Western Cape could vaccinate up to 120-thousand people per week.
1/2 Update on the coronavirus and vaccines
As at 1pm on 8 June 2021, the Western Cape had 5377 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number of 297 695 COVID-19 cases to date and 280 424 recoveries.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) June 8, 2021