More than 600 vaccinated at Sarepta civic hall

Mayco member for community services and health Zahid Badroodien says more than 600 people have been vaccinated at the Sarepta civic hall.

More than 600 people have been vaccinated at the Sarepta civic hall since the City’s vaccination drive began in May.

This is according to mayoral committee member for community services and health Zahied Badroodien.

In an email to the Northern News on Tuesday July 7, Dr Badroodien said the facility was identified as a vaccination site in February.

“At 30 June 2021 a total of 625 people had been vaccinated at the Sarepta vaccination site,” he said.

The latest statistics on the Sarepta vaccination site come as mayor Dan Plato prepares to open the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) mass vaccination site.

Dr Badroodien said the Sarepta clinic had also opened as a vaccination site at the end of May.

Mr Plato said the aim of the CTICC vaccination site was to drive the number of jabs to 4 000 a day.

The next mass vaccination site to be open would be the Athlone Stadium by the end of July, he said.

He urged the national government to ship in as many vaccines as possible so they could be made available at these sites.