The Western Cape’s vaccination capacity has been significantly boosted with the opening of the CTICC’s Centre of Hope.

Provincial health authorities say walk-ins will be allowed at the mass vaccination centre.

But, warn that people with appointments will be prioritised.

At full operational capacity, the centre will vaccinate 4 000 people per day.

Head of Health Dr Keith Cloete, is appealing to residents not to come to the CTICC in large numbers.

Meanwhile, Cape Town Mayor, Dan Plato, says he wants more covid-19 vaccine sites to be opened on the Cape Flats.

This’ll enable more people to get jabs without transport expenses – and exposure to other commuters.

The provincial government is expected to open another mass site at Athlone Sports Stadium, by the end of this month.

Currently there are 185 sites operational in the Metro.

Plato says national government needs to do its part – and increase the procurement and rollout of the vaccines.

“An expanded and ramped up national vaccination rollout would bring an end to the need for further national lockdowns that harm livelihoods and impact the recovery of the economy.”

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