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More vaccination sites made available for healthcare workers

Department of Health gears up 13 private hospitals to become vaccine rollout sites.
The number of vaccinated workers is ambitiously forecast to exceed 1.2m by the end of the month. Image: Supplied

More healthcare workers can expect to receive their jabs at locations within their proximity as more vaccine rollout facilities become available.

The Department of Health has identified 13 private hospitals nationwide to be of service for the  programme, but the list is subject to change pending adjustments and the availability of more doses of the vaccine.

The department requires that the chosen sites first vaccinate their own workers at risk of infection, and then those at selected hospitals identified in their catchment areas.

The sites identified are listed below.

Private vaccination sites Private catchment institutions
Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital Dr SK Matseke Memorial Hospital

Lenmed Daxina Private Hospital

Gatesville Medical Centre Life Vincent Pallotti

Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt

Mediclinic Panorama

Rondebosch Medical Centre

Bellville Medical Centre

Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

Life Cosmos Life Midmed Hospital

Emalahleni Private Hospital

Life Peglerae Netcare Ferncrest Hospital

Impala Mine Hospital

Rustenburg Medi-Care Centre

Life Rosepark Busamed Bram Fischer International Airport Hospital

Pelonomi Private Hospital

Mediclinic Bloemfontein

Universitas Private Hospital

Life St Dominics Life Beacon Bay Hospital

Life East London Private Hospital

Mediclinic Nelspruit Kiaat Private Hospital

Lowveld Hospital

Mediclinic Upington Dr Harry Surtie Hospital
Mediclinic Limpopo To be confirmed
Netcare Greenacres Life St Georges Hospital

Life Mercantile Hospital

Netcare Milpark Life Brenthurst Hospital

Netcare Garden City Hospital

Netcare Park Lane Hospital

Wits Donald Gordon Hospital

Netcare Pholoso Medleb
Netcare St Augustine’s Ahmed Al-Kadi Private Hospital

Ascot Park Hospital

City Hospital

Durdoc Clinic

Lenmed Health Shifa Hospital

Life Entabeni Hospital

Netcare Parklands Hospital

Among the reasons for selection was the ability to enable as wide a geographic spread of the vaccine rollout as possible, given the number of untaken vaccine doses, according to a statement released by the Hospital Association of South Africa.

Read: SA’s vaccine rollout programme to get R500m boost

South Africa is still in Phase I of the vaccination rollout, having inoculated 90 000 healthcare workers nationwide as at March 5. Gauteng leads the pack with over 17 000 vaccinated workers. This is according to a vaccine rollout webinar hosted by Business for South Africa (B4SA), the Department of Health and the SA Medical Research Council (SAMRC) on March 5.

Professor Glenda Gray, CEO of SAMRC, says the country still has a long way to go because, in practical terms, only one in every five workers had received the vaccine.

The number of vaccinated workers is ambitiously forecast to soar over 1.2 million by the end of March, with a targeted administration of about 120 000 to 250 000 vaccinations per day. Currently, the country is administering 5 000 vaccinations daily.

Palesa Mofokeng is a Moneyweb intern.

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Would you believe the SANDF Line workers are not part of this vaccination program?

How can SANDF play with lives; when they should be saving lives. Petty politics is playing out in front on our eyes. First it was the Cuban vaccines; that was rendered useless because they wasn’t refrigerated. Now they not vaccinating. I don’t understand; do you?

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