He said that by their nature, the new criteria had relied on honesty and good faith but that some had abused this.
“It is almost impossible to track if those showing up for vaccines misrepresented themselves and this makes it easier for people to override the system,” he said.
Premier Alan Winde said it was “absolutely not acceptable to cheat the system and push your way in front of either vulnerable people or those in the health sector. Queue jumpers make it hard for everyone else.”
At the briefing it was revealed that 30,000 Pfizer vaccinations were arriving in the province on Thursday, ahead of the rollout next week.
“Our key focus next week will be to use the first tranche of 33,900 vaccines available to us to vaccinate those registered in old age homes across the Western Cape,” said Winde.
“This will be done at old age homes, on-site. Some 17,000 people living in old age homes have already registered and are on the database.”
It was also confirmed that the province was now officially seeing a resurgence in Covid-19 cases but was not yet in the third wave.