The City of Tshwane has seen a rapid increase in the number of vaccines being administered in the last two months.

The city has an additional 15 vaccination sites.

Tshwane Spokesperson, Selby Bokaba says in August, the city had only administered over half a million doses.

The figure is currently standing at more than 1.3 million.

The 40-49 age category is the most vaccinated, followed by the 30-39 cohort.

Bokaba says they hope the increase in the number of sites will encourage more people to vaccinate.

“The City has added 15 more vaccination sites to its current list bringing the total number to 67. The sites will be administering vaccination doses from Monday to Friday, except for the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT main campus) site, which will be operational on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only. The city would like to once more urge those who have not yet visited any of the city’s 67 vaccination sites to do so in order to protect themselves and those around them,” says Bokaba.

At the start of South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout earlier this year, Tshwane expressed its readiness to administer vaccines: