In Johannesburg, a Jab drive-through center has been built up in a parking lot

In an effort to expedite South Africa‘s COVID-19 immunization program, a drive-through center has been set up in the parking lot of the Houghton Mosque in Johannesburg

According to organizers, the center launched this week and has been administering around 700 Johnson and Johnson immunizations per day.

The mosque was chosen because it would provide a “pleasant” environment, according to Yaseen Theba, chairman of the Muslim Association of South Africa

In Johannesburg, a Jab drive-through center has been built up in a parking lot

He went on to say that the team was able to vaccinate in a sanitary environment while simultaneously dealing with reluctance difficulties because of the location. 

“It was terrifying at initially since you didn’t know what to anticipate,” Tumi Sedumedi, a Johannesburg resident, said. “I’m overjoyed that I was able to obtain it.”

As the campaign progresses, Gauteng Province, which includes Johannesburg, has raised the number of vaccine locations to 660. 

According to Mosa Mashabela, professor of public health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the statewide immunization campaign has “gone a long way with many problems,” particularly with “trying to get doses.” 

However, he claims that since the government‘s rollout began in mid-May, there have been “continuous improvements,” with over 200,000 individuals being vaccinated every day. 

So far, 7,504,373 vaccine doses have been provided across the country, according to the Department of Health. 

On Friday, 190,832 of them were given out. 

According to the Johns Hopkins University assessment, COVID-19 has killed over 71,400 people in the United States.

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