“The visit to the South African breweries is one of our many efforts to increase our vaccine coverage and reach out and bring services to where the people are and vaccinate them without interrupting production.”
Those were the words of Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Health and Social Services Cllr Nomadlozi Nkosi who visited the pop-up vaccination site at the South African Breweries (SAB) in Alrode, Alberton, on Wednesday, 6 October.
Themba Mtshali is one of the employees that jumped at the opportunity to be vaccinated at the pop-up vaccination site.
“The visit by the health team is a much-needed convenience as I am getting the jab at work, taking only 15 minutes of my time. This has also limited the many excuses I had in postponing to get vaccinated,” said Mtshali.
Mtshali, who opted for the Pfizer vaccine, is one of the 800 employees the pop-up vaccination drive aims to vaccinate. The pop-up site will remain operational at the SAB premises until Friday, 8 October. It opens from 09h00 until 15h00.
The vaccination drive has also been extended to neighbouring companies with SAB opening its gates to other Ekurhuleni residents wishing to take the opportunity to get the vaccine.