Media Release: Garden Route COVID Update
For Immediate Release
14 June 2021
The Garden Route District had a 110% increase in new cases over the last 7 days compared to 7-14 days ago.
All sub-districts had large increases except for Oudtshoorn with a minimal increase and Kannaland which remained unchanged.
The new cases are widespread with some household clusters. It is important that we all play our part in curbing the spread. All situations are being actively monitored.
Stats as of 14 June 2021.
|Mossel Bay||7900||282||7 406||212|
|Sub-total||35422||776||33 268||1 378|
A total of 20 653 vaccines have been administered since the start of the vaccine program. This includes healthcare workers, old age homes and public sites.
The Department received a lesser allocation of vaccines this week from the national government, which has impacted the number of people we will be able to vaccinate this week.
We are however still planning to open more sites after which more appointment slots will become available, and hence more system generated SMSs will be sent to assign registered people to specific sites with available appointment slots.
We have noted a lot of queries regarding the appointment system. Appointments for vaccinations are automatically scheduled by the National Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS). The system checks in a sequential manner who registered first in a specific area, and assigns appointments to them based on available slots at sites close to that area. If you would like to confirm your registration or make changes to your details please visit http://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za. You can also access this link on our website, www.westerncape.gov.za.
What to bring with you when going for your vaccination
Please remember to bring along your ID, passport, or asylum document when coming for your vaccine.
If you belong to a medical aid, please take your medical aid card or details with you.
At the vaccination site, there will be signage directing you where to go. You will be screened according to COVID-19 protocol.
Once inside, your details will be confirmed. The health workers at the vaccination station will ask you for consent, will explain what they are going to do, and will ask if you have any allergies or medical conditions. This is an important part of the process.
After your vaccination, you will be asked to wait in the observation room for 15 to 30 minutes so that staff can make sure you do not experience any severe allergic reactions. If you received the first jab of a 2-dose vaccine, you will get a follow-up appointment via SMS. You will also receive a proof of vaccination card.
The following sites in the Garden Route District will administer vaccinations on the following days for week 14 – 18 June.
|Mossel Bay||D’Almeida Community Hall||PUBLIC||14, 15|
|Mossel Bay||Alma CDC||PUBLIC||14, 15, 17 ,18|
|Mossel Bay||Wolwedans Community Hall||PUBLIC||18|
|Mossel Bay||Mossel Bay Town Hall||PUBLIC||15|
|Bitou||Plettenberg Bay Town Clinic||PUBLIC||17|
|George||Harry Comay TB Hospital||PUBLIC||14,15, 17, 18|
|George||Thembalethu CDC||PUBLIC||14,15, 17, 18|
|George||George Central Clinic||PUBLIC||14,15, 17, 18|
|George||Uniondale Hospital||PUBLIC||15, 17, 18|
|Hessequa||Riversdale Civic Centre||PUBLIC||15, 17 ,18|
|Hessequa||Witsand de Duine Hall||PUBLIC||15,|
|Hessequa||Heidelberg Duivenhoks Hall||PUBLIC||15, 18|
|Hessequa||Albertinia Theronsville Hall||PUBLIC||17,18|
|Hessequa||Stilbaai Civic Centre||PUBLIC||15, 17, 18|
|Hessequa||Slangrivier Satellite Clinic||PUBLIC||18|
|Kannaland||Ladismith DRC Church Hall||PUBLIC||15|
|Kannaland||Calitzdorp DRC Church Hall||PUBLIC||17|
|Knysna||Knysna Town Hall||PUBLIC||18|
|Oudtshoorn||Oudtshoorn Hospital||PUBLIC||17, 18|
|Oudtshoorn||De Rust(Blommenek) Clinic||PUBLIC||17|
Please remember that we prioritise those who are registered and have received their appointment. No active sites on the 16th which is a public holiday.
Principal Communications Officer
Garden Route and Central Karoo Districts
Western Cape Government Health
Town Clinic,Plettenberg Bay
Tel: 044 813 1831