Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says he’s impressed by how the first day of the Phase Two Covid-19 vaccine rollout went on Monday.

A number of elderly residents – most of whom live at some Cape Town Old Age Homes – were given shots at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital.

Among them were Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife, Leah.

The government’s programme will continue today at other vaccination sites identified across the Mother City.

Winde says he’s satisfied with the first day…

“Of course this will be rolling out over the next few weeks and will be ramping up the number of vaccines every single day.  Starting off specially and focusing on Old Age Homes, and then starting slowly bringing up our number of vaccine sites. So eventually will be getting to 204 sites across the rural areas, 70 in the City of Cape Town, and 400 private sites in the province.”

Winde is also appealing to people aged 60 and older to register.

“.As we rollout Phase 2, I want to remind residents, who are eligible, to register for their vaccine. I also call on those who aren’t yet eligible to play their part in assisting those who are, with registering.  The time has come to fight back against COVID-19, so #LetsDoThis Western Cape”.