Cape Town – Since the opening of the Vaccination Center of Hope in July, more than 90,000 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 at the Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC).
The CTICC is currently home to one of the largest vaccination centers in the Western Cape, having previously operated as one of the largest temporary Covid-19 hospitals in the province.
The vaccination center is a partnership with the city of Cape Town, the Western Cape government, Discovery Health and the CTICC to accelerate the vaccination program in the province.
Between July and December of this year, the mass vaccination center is expected to administer more than 750,000 vaccinations in Cape Town. Currently, nearly 2,000 citizens are vaccinated every day at the center.
Deon Cloete, president of the Cape Town International Convention Center Company (Convenco) said: “The only way to get ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic is to work together.
“This project started in March 2021 and went live when our citizens needed it most.
“The CTICC is proud to be part of this equal opportunity effort. Together, we can protect our communities and make a difference in the lives of many people. “
Cape Town and the Western Cape government are in a big push for the recovery of the tourism sector.
CTICC Director General Taubie Motlhabane said that “the resumption of tourism is highly dependent on the ability of people to be able to meet safely”.
“Any support we can give to help the tourism industry recover more quickly is of paramount importance to us. ”
The “Vaccination Center of Hope” is open Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.