Thank you to the 532 103 residents of the Cape Winelands who took up the opportunity to get vaccinated so far. To get protected before the fourth wave, the Department is hosting its third Vooma Weekend (4 Dec).
With the previous two Vooma Weekends, during which vaccination sites are open in most areas country wide, staff in the Cape Winelands vaccinated a total of 3 840 people. COVID-19 vaccines are the best weapon against COVID-19, including the Omicron variant. Vaccines prevents serious disease and even death due to the virus.
“By getting vaccinated without delay, we can stand against COVID-19 united,” says Dr Marisa Crous of Ceres Hospital. People who are 50 and older are at high risk of needing hospitalisation if they get COVID-19. Please, do not delay getting vaccinated. Everyone who is 50 or older who gets their first vaccination in November or December will receive a R200 voucher to spend at Shoprite, Checkers or Usave. Get your vaccination this Vooma Weekend at:
- Mountain Mill Shopping Centre in Worcester: 3 & 4 Dec from 09:00 to 15:00
- Nkqubela Clinic in Robertson: 4 Dec from 09:00 – 14:00
- TC Newman CDC in Paarl: 3 Dec from 08:00 – 15:00 & 4 Dec from 08:00 – 12:00
- Wellington ‘day hospital’ in Dr Abdurachman Ave, Wellington: 3 Dec from 08:00 – 15:00 & 4 Dec from 08:00 – 12:00
- Witzenberg Traffic Department in Ceres: Saturday 3 Dec from 08:00 – 13:00.
From 1 December onwards, people who are 18 and older who have chronic conditions who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, will be able to get booster doses.
People who are 18 and older who have compromised immune systems, auto immune diseases, as well as people receiving long-term renal dialysis, and people awaiting an organ or bone marrow transplant, are eligible for the booster. People who had both Pfizer vaccines will receive a Pfizer booster, and people who received the J&J vaccine will receive the J&J as booster. Please visit your doctor or healthcare worker for a referral letter. The letter should indicate which vaccine you received, and that you are now returning for the booster dose. Bring the letter with you to your nearest vaccination site.