Gauteng has added 25 more vaccination sites to the current list of 103 sites, which bring the total vaccination sites in the province to 129.
“A total of 25 new sites have been added to the current list taking Gauteng vaccination list to 129 (89 public and 40 private sites),” said Gauteng health spokesperson, Kwara Kekana.
Kekana said the new sites are in public service and are spread across the province.
Since the start of Phase 2 of vaccination programme, the province has vaccinated 246 791 people.
“We have vaccinated 184 191 people who are over 60 years and 62 600 healthcare workers. To date a total of 499 533 people are registered on Electronic Vaccine Data System,” said Kekana.
She said since the start of the vaccination programme, they have seen a steady increase in the uptake of the vaccine.
“More and more vaccination sites are now live meaning that more people can get vaccinated closer to where they stay or work,”
The Gauteng government has taken steps to ensure that all vaccination sites make adequate plans for walk-ins, they say no person will be turned away from vaccination sites.
Kekana said people who received their vaccine can still contract the virus.
“It should be noted that people can still contract the coronavirus even if they have been vaccinated. The vaccine boosts the immune system to prevent severe illness, hospitalisation and death,” added Kekana.