Caption: MEC for Gauteng Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo interacting with one of the truck drivers who took the opportunity vaccinate at the pop-up vaccination site.
The launch of the first pop-up vaccination site for truck drivers on the R21 and N3 highways in the City of Ekurhuleni on Monday, 6 September 2021, was a much needed relief to truck drivers who hardly find time to visit conventional vaccination sites.
Thabo Moloi, a truck driver residing in Pretoria, is one of those drivers who spend most of their time on the road. He was pleased to see the vaccination pop up on the R21.
“I spend so much time on the road that there really is no time to visit vaccination sites to protect ourselves against this deadly virus. I preferred a more convenient vaccine, the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, since it is a single dose because time is money in our line of work,” Moloi said.
The MEC for Gauteng Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo led the launch of the pop-up vaccine site for truck drivers.
This was held in collaboration with Engen Highveld 1-Stop West on the R21, and will be positioned at R21 and N3 throughout the week.
Another pop-up vaccination site for truck drivers is earmarked for the border between Ekurhuleni and Mpumalanga provinces on 18 September. The aim of pop-up sites is to vaccinate more truck drivers.