The Western Cape has aside R2.17 billion to fight Covid-19 pandemic over the next three years.

This was revealed by the Finance MEC, David Maynier when he presented his budget speech, on Tuesday.

The money will be spent on rolling out the vaccine, procuring the vaccine, and response to an inevitable third wave.

Of the total money, a R75 million may be spent on procuring up to 500 000 single-shot vaccines for the Western Cape.

However, the department of Health confirmed that for now, suppliers are still focusing on batch requested by national government.

So far more than 21,000 health workers have been given shots with Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The country is planning to start with Phase 2 of vaccines roll out late in April or in May.