“It is not necessary to register ahead of time. Those eligible for the vaccine who are over the age of 35 years can simply bring their identity documents along and receive their vaccines on the same day.”
A TOTAL of 960 people made use of the drive-through vaccination site that was launched at the Upington showgrounds on Saturday.
Local residents stated that the process was quick and easy and that they could wait in the comfort of their vehicles instead of standing in a queue.
The spokesperson for the Northern Cape Department of Health, Lebogang Majaha, said that on-site registration was also available.
“It is not necessary to register ahead of time. Those eligible for the vaccine who are over the age of 35 years can simply bring their identity documents along and receive their vaccines on the same day,” said Majaha.
He added that 960 people were vaccinated on the first day.
“For this drive, we are administering the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to all eligible people aged 35 and above. The vaccination drive will run until Sunday between 8am and 4pm.”
According to the national Department of Health, 359 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the Northern Cape over the past 24 hours.
The ZF Mgcawu District recorded the highest number of infections with 117 cases, followed by 81 cases in the Namakwa District and 69 cases in the Pixley ka Seme District.
The Frances Baard District had 60 new infections, while the John Taolo Gaetsewe District recorded 30 new cases.
It was noted that the Dawid Kruiper and Nama Khoi municipal areas showed the highest daily rate of infections.
The Frances Baard District had the highest number of Covid-19-related deaths in the Province over the past 72 hours, with 19 deaths.
The ZF Mgcawu District had four deaths and one death remains unallocated in the Province.
A total of 1,683 people have died in the Northern Cape due to Covid-19 complications.
The cumulative total number of infections now stands at 65,223.