Du Plooy said trained nurses would run the vaccination programme in the capital city.

“We also have 73 healthcare facilities throughout the city that will be used for this purpose,” he said, having inspected the facilities.

He was convinced that everything was ready in the city.

“If the vaccine comes tomorrow, the patients can come and be vaccinated immediately.”

Regarding the vaccine storage facilities, Du Plooy said the city had a suitable storage system to keep the vaccines at the required temperature levels.

He added that they had begun to register their staff in the electronic vaccination data system because as vaccination would help the city win the fight against Covid-19.

“I myself have registered because I am also ready for vaccination.”

He expressed concern over what he described as “a lot of rumours regarding the vaccination”.

“I would like to tell the people that I have also registered and ready to take the vaccine because I think it is the right thing to do.”

Tshwane metro mayor Randall Williams said in a statement the city continued to witness a strong recovery rate which stood at 96% with a continued decline in the number of new daily cases.

Source: https://rekordeast.co.za/366632/tshwane-ready-to-distribute-covid-19-vaccine/