The Western Cape health department has urged people to wait for their coronavirus vaccine appointments, but said the door remained open for “walk-ins” who were prepared to take their chances on the day.

Vaccination began for people over the age of 60 on May 17, but the majority of the people who have registered on the government’s electronic vaccine data system (EVDS) have yet to receive an appointment. Vaccination sites around the country have been thronged by hopeful walk-ins, as word quickly spread by word of mouth and on social media that specific facilities were vaccinating eligible people without appointments...

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