‘Moment of relief’ as Bongani Bingwa and Nickolaus Bauer take jabs in studio

This was made possible through a partnership between the Gauteng Department of Health, the Sandton Islamic Association and 702.

702 host Nickolaus Bauer and Bonagani have received their vaccination in the studio. Bauer took a Johnson & Johnson jab, while Bingwa had his second Pfizer vaccination.

Yaseen Theba, co-ordinator of the Houghton mosque drive-thru facility and Muhammad Varachia, a medic and vaccinator, ensured the process went smoothly.

This was made possible through a partnership between the Gauteng Department of Health, the Houghton Masjid and 702.

We make use of a mosque because we needed to make it as easy as possible. We got a number of volunteers. We don’t keep people waiting for more than 10 minutes. One of the concerns was about whether people get tracked. e interact with people we never thought we’re gonna interact with. We have taken vaccination of home-bound people.

People in our community have taken a responsibility to urge others to vaccinate. Everyone must mobilise in our communities. It is my duty to vaccinate, once everyone is vaccinated we will see a drop in Covid cases. There is a 90-year-doctor volunteering and he says we must pull every resource available;e to get as many people as possible vaccinated.

Vaccines are free. We work with the Gauteng Provincial Department and they supply the vaccines.

I want to affirm that it is necessary for as many people as possible to get vaccinated. This is a moment of relief.

It is painless, it’s done.

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