Overberg covid-19 vaccination weekly update

Overberg covid-19 vaccination weekly update

To date a total of 124 687 vaccinations has been administered in the Overberg District this includes health workers, special groups, and people over 18. 

Overall, the Overberg District is doing well with the vaccination rollout, and we are happy to see that the communities are open to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, but we can do more, and we need you to play your part by coming for your vaccination.

Many of our vaccination sites have a quick, slick and efficient vaccination journey in place. It is also completely free.

We know time matters, which is why at most of our sites, from the time you arrive, until you leave, and including the mandatory 15-minute observation period, you will be in and out, vaccinated and protected, within 30 minutes!

We want to give our vaccination programme the Vooma it needs before Christmas.

On 2 October 2021, the following sites will be open in Hermanus:
Mount Pleasant Moffat Hall: 2 Oct 2021 from 09:00 – 15:00
Hermanus CDC: 2 Oct 2021 from 09: 00 – 15:00

We need a collective response if we are going to beat COVID-19 – get vaccinated, continue practicing safe behaviour and let’s support each other on this journey!

We all want to be able to have a safe Christmas – unlike 2020 – and want to be able to still enjoy time with our loved ones. We can do so if we are fully vaccinated but we need to ensure we take up the opportunity to receive both doses, keeping in mind there is a 42-day interval between first and second Pfizer doses.

Here is how you can ensure you are fully protected when Christmas comes:
• Receive you first dose by latest 20 October (to allow for the time interval between doses)  
• Receive second dose latest two weeks before Christmas – between 1 and 11 December (it takes 2 weeks for your immunity to build up maximum protection after the second dose)
• Christmas – 25 December

Those in the other age groups are encouraged to continue taking up vaccination – the more citizens we can get fully protected, the better for each and everyone in the province and together we can reduce the loss of lives and livelihoods going forward. Younger age groups can also get severe disease and are also at risk of “long COVID” – long COVID is when sometimes symptoms persist months after contracting COVID and this affects our ability to live normally. Vaccination also reduces the chance of spreading the virus – you as a young person can contribute to protecting older or other persons more at risk of severe disease by getting vaccinated.

We acknowledge there are some more hurdles to overcome, but we are here, we have vaccines, we have vaccination sites, we are taking it into communities. All we ask of our citizens is to take up the opportunity to get vaccinated so we can ensure many more lives can be saved during the fourth wave.

– Issued by Overstrand Municipality obo Overberg District Western Cape Government: Health

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