The Cape Town International Convention Centre is going to be turned into a mass vaccination site.

Formal contracts are expected to be signed soon, and it should be up and running in the next three to four weeks.

The CTICC is intended to be the first of at least three major vaccination centres in Cape Town.

The City and provincial government say this will ensure greater access to residents across the city.

But, they add that the site can only work at full capacity once vaccine supplies allow it.

Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato says preparations for the site began in March this year.

“These plans were shared with the Provincial government who, after several engagements with the City, made the decision to utilise the CTICC in this regard. There are currently detailed plans in place for the opening of several more mass sites in the Metro. The City is excited to partner with the provincial government on these projects where we can so that we ensure that residents have better access to vaccines”.