- The Cape Metro has urged residents older than 60, who do not have access to internet-enabled devices, to utilise the City's facilities to register for Covid-19 vaccinations.
- Members of the public are urged to use the City's wi-fi enabled public facilities and 55 wi-fi enabled libraries to register, if they do not have data.
- Parents are also encouraged to take their children for immunisation.
The City of Cape Town has urged residents older than 60 years to use its facilities to register for the Covid-19 vaccines if they don't have access to data or internet.
According to the City's mayco member for community services and health, Councillor Zahid Badroodien, the City's wi-fi enabled public facilities and 55 wi-fi-enabled libraries are available for those who have their own devices but no data or those who do not have access to the internet.
The City has made these sites available due to the large number of people who do not have access to online applications forms.
Each person registering will require an ID number and a cellphone number where they can receive details of their appointment.
He added that the City has engaged with the Western Cape Government and National Department of Health regarding the need for enabling communal registration for those who do not have access to cell phones.
The City said it was also investigating further interventions, which could assist in easing registration and that they would be communicated once confirmed
Badroodien said that, in light of World Immunisation Week, the City was also making residents aware of the services available to them.
"I want to remind parents that clinics are open for all childhood immunisations, and not to let these necessary visits pass by," he said.
According to assistant nursing manager for facility-based services in the Northern Tygerberg district, Michelle Williams, child immunisation meant protecting young ones from becoming severely ill with a vaccine-preventable disease.
"The immunisations at birth can protect the child against developing tuberculosis (TB) and polio," Williams added.
She said that, while the world was being vaccinated against the coronavirus, it needed to be ensured that children also received their immunisations to protect their health.
Children can access vaccines at selected community health centres (day hospitals) and clinics.
"Only the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine is administered at schools to girls aged [nine] years and older," Williams added.