The number of Covid-19 vaccine sites which will be used this week in the Western Cape, has increased to 154.

This forms part of the provincial government’s plan to open additional sites every week, as the number of shots given daily increases.

Last week, the health department exceeded its target number of 60,000 vaccines administered

However, authorities anticipate that significantly less shots would be administered this week.

This is due to the limited supply of Pfizer vaccines from national government.

Head of Health, Dr Keith Cloete, says they have capacity, but with fewer vaccines.

“ You can see the capacity has been ramped up, for us to have been able to do 120,000 this week, which have been 24,000 dozes per day.  And to maintain that until early December to get through all the vaccines. What we have as a problem is the vaccine supply. With the vaccines we have secured now, we can only do up to 70,000, unless the Johnson and Johnson vaccines is available.”