Booster shots available for vaccinated

Booster shots are now available for those who have been vaccinated.

Those who have had their vaccinations against the coronavirus have been advised to follow up with a booster shot to protect them from Covid-19.

Western Cape Health Department spokesperson, Natalie Watlington, said the province has passed the peak of the fourth wave, but we are not out of it just yet.

She said everyone still needs to play their part and getting vaccinated, getting booster shots and following protocol are still expected.

“Vaccination is our best protection against severe Covid-19 and return to a more normal life. The vaccines are safe and save lives and although they may not prevent you from getting the virus, they will protect you against severe Covid-19.”

Booster doses are also available to people who have received the J&J vaccine two months ago and the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine six months ago.

Fixed sites and a number of pop-up sites and outreaches are available which takes vaccination closer to where you live.

The following sites offers boosters in the southern and western health sector areas from 8am to 3pm:

– Retreat Community Health Centre (CHC), Lotus River Community Day Centre (CDC), Lady Michaelis CDC, DP Marais Hospital, District Six CDC, Vanguard CHC, Grassy Park civic centre, the UCT Community of Hope vaccination site and the False Bay Hospital.

Annie Janse van Rensburg, manager for comprehensive health services, said if you had your second Pfizer dose six months ago, you are eligible for your booster and no appointment is needed.

“We urge clients to keep record of the timing between their doses. Don’t delay, we welcome you at any one of our sites.”