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City urges vaccine registration even as cases decrease<p>​</p><p>‘The metro is seeing about 2 284 new cases a day and while the daily figures have slowed and we’re on the plateau of the third wave, we need to continue safety protocols and continue ramping up vaccination. Accurate information is critical and we want residents to make informed decisions which benefit everyone,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Zahid Badroodien. </p><p>There has also been a drop in deaths with 72 deaths on average the last seven days, compared to a daily average of 84 the week before.</p><p>‘It may seem that we’re over the worst the pandemic can throw at us, but we must continue to adhere to protocols. Continue to wear your mask, especially in public places, avoid crowds and sanitise as often as possible.</p><p>‘Vaccines are our primary method of preventing Covid-19 deaths and I want to encourage those who are eligible to register. Many of our older folk have not yet taken the opportunity and should do so as soon as possible. We have been encouraged by the excitement shown by our young people to be vaccinated,’ said Councillor Badroodien.</p><p>Registration for Covid-19 vaccination has opened on the EVDS for those aged 18 and older and SMS appointments will be sent to people in this age group who have successfully registered. Persons in this age group who wish to be vaccinated without waiting for the SMS appointment, may go to one of the public sector vaccination sites as a walk-in. However be prepared to wait for your turn as persons 50 years and older will be prioritised as this age groups is more at risk of severe Covid-19 infection that could result in hospitalisation.</p><p>The following areas have the lowest percentage of vaccine registration across the eligible age groups. <br></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Nomzamo</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">3.58</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Phillipi</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">5.2</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Pella</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6.4</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Imizamo Yethu</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6.9</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Cross roads</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Fisantekraal</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Blackheath</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8.4</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Klipheuwel</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">11.9</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Blue Downs</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">12.6</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Delft</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">12.69</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Macassar</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">13.2</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Eerste River</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">13.5</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Gugulethu</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">13.8</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Langa</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">15.1</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Mfuleni</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">15.9</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Kraaifontein</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">16.46</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Matroosfontein</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">16.6</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Nyanga</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">19.8</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Atlantis</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">21.3</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Belhar</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">21.6</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br>Any resident 50 years and older who has not registered, or has not received an appointment, can go to their nearest public sector vaccination site for assisted registration and vaccination. <br>‘We can only protect everyone when more of us receive the vaccine. It is in the interest and health of us all to vaccinate as many as possible,’ said Councillor Badroodien. </p><p>Those who have not yet registered on EVDS, are encouraged to register and get vaccinated ahead of the fourth wave, which the experts anticipate will be here by December 2021.</p><p><strong>Register using one of the following options:</strong></p><p><strong>USSD free service: dial *134*832# </strong><br><strong>OR send the word “REGISTER” to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp </strong><br><strong>OR visit </strong><a href="http://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/" target="_blank"><strong>http://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za</strong></a><strong> </strong></p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2021-08-30T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#192c8163-ba2d-4552-9c27-4bde242120a7;L0|#0192c8163-ba2d-4552-9c27-4bde242120a7|Infectious disease;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#5fb0fd45-1240-41c9-aaeb-627cbd4a11ab;L0|#05fb0fd45-1240-41c9-aaeb-627cbd4a11ab|Health10

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