Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says they hope to reach the three million mark of vaccinations by the end of this weekend. He was speaking at the Vooma Vaccination Weekend Campaign at Mitchells Plain.

They have set up a mobile vaccination site, which people are taking full advantage of. More than 2.8 million vaccine doses have been administered in the province so far.

Winde says the aim is to vaccinate 70% of the province’s population by the end of next month.

“In this province, we’re trying to reach three million vaccines this weekend. We did 34 000 yesterday and I really want to do 50 000 today. So, I’m asking people to come out. If you just haven’t gotten around to it yet, come out this weekend, and let’s get it done. We want to save our summer, that’s what we’re after.”

Meanwhile, anti-vaccine protesters are marching peacefully along the Sea Point promenade (in Cape Town) against the COVID-19 vaccine. They are protesting under the banner, (hashtag) #prochoice: Fight Against the Vaccine Passport.

The march is being monitored by a large law enforcement contingent.

It is taking place against the backdrop of the province and the country launching the Vooma Vaccination Weekend Campaign to get as many people as possible to get the jab in order to further open up the economy.

Western Cape Premier calls on citizens to save their summer by vaccinating: