Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato joined by Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Zahid Badroodien visit the Brackenfell Community Hall where people over the age of 60 are being vaccinated. Picture: Henk Kruger African News Agency
Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato joined by Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Zahid Badroodien visit the Brackenfell Community Hall where people over the age of 60 are being vaccinated. Picture: Henk Kruger African News Agency

Cape Town mayor Dan Plato gets Covid jab, encourages others to follow suit

By Staff Reporter Time of article published May 18, 2021

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MAYOR Dan Plato has encouraged Cape Town residents over 60 years to get vaccinated saying receiving a jab was “quick and painless”.

He was among those vaccinated at the Brackenfell Clinic on Tuesday.

“As a resident over 60, I was encouraged by health professionals to be vaccinated and was proud to get my vaccination this morning. It was a quick and painless process and I commend the professionalism of the staff on duty.

“To our older residents, I want to encourage you to register for the vaccine if you haven’t done so already, and if you have questions or concerns, speak to the staff at your local clinic.”

He said the City would do all it can to ensure that the process runs smoothly to help residents, communities and businesses return to life “as we know it, as soon as possible”.

The Western Cape received 33 900 doses of Pfizer vaccine from the national government to kick-start phase 2. During the first day of operations, the 12 vaccinations were conducted at Brackenfell, the City said.

Those over the age of 60 are reminded they can register using the USSD code *134*832# to register free of charge, or send the word “Register” via WhatsApp to 0600 123 456.

Each person registering will require an ID number and a cellphone number where they can receive details of their appointment. Only those who have registered can visit a facility once they have received an SMS confirming the date, time and location for their vaccination to be administered.

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