There is a supply constraint for the coming weeks, largely due to the delay in supply of J&J vaccines.

This means that even though the Department has scaled up vaccination sites, they will not be able to vaccinate as many people as they would like.Tthis may also impact the number of sites activated.

The Department of Health will thus prioritise persons who have received their second SMS indicating their appointment slot at a vaccination site. As such, less walk-ins can be accommodated.

They therefore encourage all eligible citizens to register on the EVDS so they can get their second SMS and be assured of being vaccinated on a specific day.

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The Hermanus Library is joining the literary world in mourning the death of Lucinda Riley, bestselling author, known especially for the international phenomenon of the Seven Sisters series.

Lucinda Riley's family released a statement confirming her death due to cancer.

She touched the lives of all those she met, and those who turned the pages of her stories.

In Lucinda's own words:

"Through the pain and joy of the journey, I have learnt the most important lesson life can offer, and I am glad of it. The moment is all we have."

The Seven Sisters series can be borrowed from the Hermanus Library. Due to the high demand for her books, members are welcome to make a reservation at R6.50 per book.

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Please note that people who have received their second SMS with appointment details will be prioritised at all Overstrand vaccination sites.

Due to limited vaccine supply, the sites will only be able to accommodate a limited number of walk-ins after people with appointments have received their vaccinations.
Please do not pay attention to the fake news being spread. Please wait for your second SMS containing your appointment details.

For queries on phase 2 vaccinations and registration, contact 0860 142 142.
- Issued by Overstrand Municipality obo Department of Health

On Friday, 4 June 2021, Overstrand Municipality received R600 000 from the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, to improve, amongst others, the surface of the Kleinmond Netball facility.

According to Ward 9 Councillor, Grant Cohen, the municipality has been in desperate need of replacing the surface of its courts, and through this funding, upgrades to the existing courts is expected to start in the new financial year (from July 2021 onwards).

There is also an additional amount of funding in the Ward 9 Ward Specific project list which will also be used for an upgrade of the current clubhouse/changeroom facility.

Cllr Cohen said the municipality is thrilled to have received funding that would mean upgrades to the facilities, which will be carried out in time for the 2023 Netball World Cup, as this funding forms part of the Provincial Legacy project that is underway in the Western Cape. He emphasised that this also would not have been possible without the hard work of the Overberg Netball Federation as well as the Kleinmond Netball club themselves.

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The Western Cape is bringing online more vaccination sites on a weekly basis. This is linked to the supply of vaccines, with deliveries expected on a weekly basis.

The Department of Health kindly asks that you wait for your second SMS before going to a site so that long queues can be prevented and ensure a Covid-19 safe process.

If you do decide to go to a vaccination site without an appointment, they cannot guarantee that you will get a vaccine as those with appointments will be prioritised.

Herewith a list of vaccination sites within our area.  The Department of Health will keep you updated on a weekly basis

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