Get vaccinated against Covid-19 in the safety of your own vehicle at the Windhoek Showgrounds.
Walk-ins are also welcome.
The Vaccination Drive-Through and Walk-In Station at the Windhoek Showgrounds will start proceedings on Tuesday, 20 July 2021. Entrance to the Showgrounds is from Bell Street only. Vaccinations will be done Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 to 18:00, and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00 on a first-come, first-served basis, with the exception of front-line workers who will be given priority if they arrive in uniform or an official vehicle (police, medics, firefighters etc).
No pre-bookings required. First or second vaccinations welcome.
This initiative is powered by Gondwana Collection Namibia and the Gondwana Care Trust under the umbrella of the Ministry of Health and Social Services. A big thank you goes to all the generous partners and sponsors listed below. Without you we would not have been able to realise this ambitious project.
Please note that this site provides government issued vaccines, thus availability of vaccines is determined by the Ministry of Health and Social Services. As per government procurement procedure initially only the Sinopharm vaccine will be available. However as other vaccines such as Astrazeneca and Johnson & Johnson become available these too will be provided at this site.
How does the Drive-Through Vaccination Station work?
Location: Windhoek Showgrounds, Entry from Bell Street
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00, Heroes Day (26/08) closed.
- The public is requested, if possible, to download vaccinations forms prior to their visit. Vaccination forms are available here. Members of the public will be assisted with forms if pre-printing is not possible. Please bring your ID or passport along and if you come for your second jab, your vaccination passport.
- Arrive by car and line up in one of the three car lanes, each queue will be serviced on a first come, first serve basis. Members of the public, who join on foot will be directed to a separate waiting line to enter the walk-in vaccination area. All other procedures will be the same for drive-through and walk in.
- During your wait, relevant forms will be filled out and submitted. When it’s your turn, your vehicle will be directed through a gate to the first station.
- Station 1: Vital Signs are measured at this station. This caters for the testing of blood pressure, temperature and pulse/heart rate. Should your blood pressure be high, there is a space to pull off and wait, following which pressure will be tested again and then proceed to station 2 or depart, if necessary.
- Station 2: At this station vaccine education is provided. At this stage only the Sinopharm vaccine will be available. Healthcare professionals will explain the potential side effects of the vaccine, which will also be clearly displayed on signage in the area. In future, when more than one vaccine choice is available, health care professionals will explain each options, as well as the potential side effects of each.
- Station 3: Get the jab in your left shoulder if you are right handed or in your right shoulder if you are left handed. If for instance the driver needs to be jabbed in the left shoulder we might ask you to quickly step out of the vehicle for practical purposes. After the jab, proceed to Station 4.
- Station 4: This is the observation station. An attendant will direct you to vaccination dept A or B. Park your car, or if on foot take a seat, in allocated areas and wait the required time. You will receive a card with a time allocation (30 or 15 minutes depending on whether it is first or second injection) to indicate when you are allowed to leave following the mandatory observation period. On the back of the card all necessary emergency numbers are listed for ease of access should you need these. An ambulance is on site in case of emergencies.
- Once your mandatory observation period has passed, you can leave the Vaccination Station equipped with your vaccination passport and the date for the second jab. Don’t miss it!
In the meantime, stay healthy and adhere to Covid-19 protocols. Wear your mask properly, keep your distance, wash and sanitise your hands, and avoid gatherings.
Interested individuals or companies who would like to support this initiative financially or in kind are welcome to contact the Gondwana Care Trust
Sponsors include: FNB Namibia, the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Vaccines for Hope comprising of Hollard, Ninety One, FirstRand, Liberty Life, Allan Gray, Stanlib and Old Mutual, OSH-Med international, E.M.A. Rescue Service, Westcare Medical Centre, Namibia Health Risk Solutions, Namibia Health Plan (NHP), Coca Cola Beverages Africa Group Namibia, Maerua Superspar, Baywash, Rent-a-Drum, MotorMedia Namibia, Komnik & Franck, African Marketing, Kercon Food Enterprises, Seapride Foods, Konica Minolta, Windhoek Show Society, Hotel Thule
Contributors: Food Lover’s Market, Pupkewitz Group, Agra Limited, CYMOT