WC to procure its own Covid vaccines by August

The Western Cape believes it could procure its own COVID-19 vaccines by August.

The province has set aside R75-million from its health budget for its ambitious plan to bolster the vaccine rollout in the province.

Infections among health workers are at an all-time low and could be an early sign of the impact of the vaccination programme.

About 60-percent of healthcare workers in the Western Cape have received a jab against COVID-19 so far.