The Gauteng Health Department has increased its COVID-19 vaccination sites.

This as more people are encouraged to take the vaccine ahead of the highly anticipated fourth wave of the pandemic.

The government is using the Vooma Vaccination weekend campaign to encourage more people to get vaccinated.

Over 13 million people have been fully vaccinated so far.

The department’s spokesperson Kwara Kekana says, “Gauteng will have a total of 206 sites for Vooma vaccination weekend until Sunday the 14th of November. Most of these sites will be operational for longer hours. To minimize the impact of the fourth wave and stricter restrictions Gauteng will have 70% more of the population must be vaccinated.”

“The Gauteng Health Department wishes to remind people that have taken their one of their two-dose vaccines to return for the second dose at 42 days. All Gauteng vaccination sites, public and private are due to take in walk-ins whether people are registered in the EVD system or not,” Kekana adds.

In the video below, the campaign’s Programme Manager Gaurang Tanna speaks about targets:

VIDEO: On Friday, the Government Communication and Information System hosted a webinar ahead of the Vooma Vaccination Weekend in an effort to address vaccine hesitancy and encourage the uptake of the vaccine: