The department of Social Development in the Western Cape says the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out programme continues to make steady progress at old age homes in the province.

To date, just over 20 500 people have been vaccinated across old age homes in the province as part of Phase 2 of the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out plan.

This number includes all citizens who are 60 years and older, as well as staff members.

Department spokesperson, Joshua Chigome says has thanked the provincial Department of Health, as well as the management teams and carers of every old age home.

“Although Phase 2 of the vaccination roll-out plan is well on the way, now is not the time for us to let our guard down! Together, we can continue to mitigate the effects of Covid-19,”