Vacant coffee shop becomes vaccination site

Goodwood resident Cheryl Dreyer received her booster dose at GrandWest.

A vacant coffee shop at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World has been transformed into a vaccination site for the public.

The vaccination site is open on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9am to 2pm, and on Thursdays as well, during the school holidays from Monday June 27 to Friday July 15, according to Sheriffa Bhorat, a cold-chain pharmacist for health services in the Northern and Tygerberg District.

With the school holidays around the corner, Ms Bhorat has appealed to parents and youth to visit the vaccination site for their vaccination or booster doses.

Mervyn Naidoo, general manager at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, said: “The more convenient the location, the more people will take the jab.”

Cheryl Dreyer, 64, of Goodwood, received her Pfizer booster dose at the site and said: “I heard about the vaccination site from my friend and decided to get my booster here. I think it’s important to get your vaccination and your boosters to protect yourself and your family. If you have children who are aged 12 years and up, bring them along to get their vaccinations too.”