Nearly 60,000 people have been given jabs during the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive in the Western Cape.

This number is less than the target of 80,000 the health department had set to achieve during the vooma vaccination drive.

More than 300 public and private vaccine sites had been operating over the past three days across the Cape.

As of Monday the 4th of October more than 2.9 million vaccines have been administered so far.

Authorities say while they haven’t reached that target, they hope to see an increase in vaccine uptake.

The department’s Marika Champion says they’re satisfied with the turn-out.

“As a result of many teams putting in a lot of effort,  a total of 59 429 vaccinations were administered. The Western Cape has currently achieved just over 40% population coverage, and we hope to push this up to 70% by Christmas. We all must continue putting in the hard work to take us to a safe Summer season”.