14th & 15th August 2021
IMASA PORT SHEPSTONE VACCINATION SITE
The atmosphere in the post-vax observation area on both days was heart-warming!! Patients were extremely grateful and relieved. They felt comfortable and safe getting vaccinated surrounded by familiar faces of medical professionals they trust.
CLOSE TO 500 VACCINES ADMINISTERED
We definitely underestimated the impact IMASA would have by hosting this vaccine drive! There’s so much more to do, to correct misinformation and reduce vaccine hesitancy in our community. As the 18+ group opens, we need to target the youth, who often live in multigenerational homes and bring home the virus to their compromised elders.
We have our work cut out for us, but after this successful weekend, we have no doubt that our IMASA team is up for the challenge.
May Allah accept your efforts as an act of kindness and Sadqa to our community. AAMEEN
28th & 29th August 2021
A very successful day at the Port Shepstone Islamic School with over 150 vaccinations done and dusted. The vaccinated were mostly youngsters between the ages of 20 and 35.
The icy cold weather did not stop people from coming in. With shivers and shakes all were smiling and left vaccinated with smiles on their faces.
I was one of the volunteers at the vaccination station and meeting the other volunteers and supporting the ones being vaccinated was fascinating and exciting. At the end I met a little one who was quite excited to accompany her mum and cousin. With a twinkle in her she probably thought, I will be next very soon but for now leave me alone…
Another day tomorrow to enjoy with ID copies and smiling faces or not so smiley ones. To those who are still deciding, one little jab is all it takes to get vaccinated.
The choice is yours.
BY VOLUNTEER: Fathima Moosa