The province's vaccinations will officially start by no later than February 15, according to premier Alan Winde.
The vaccines will be rolled out in three separate phases, starting with health-care workers who are on the front line.
“The national department of health has confirmed that the Western Cape will receive 35,000 first doses for public sector health-care workers, and 58,584 first doses for private sector health-care workers (including hospitals, specialists, GPs, pathologists, radiographers, pharmacists, allied health workers, dentists, and other health-care workers).
“The number of vaccines available for city health, outsourced workers, community health-care workers, students, undertakers, and traditional healers is still being finalised by the national government, and we expect an additional allocation to our province to cover these important front line workers,” said Winde.
For the first phase, the province identified 378 public sector facilities and 41 private facilities where vaccinations will take place.