Students are being vaccinated against Covid-19 as universities in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg set up vaccination stations on campus to contain the spread of the virus.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) called on students on Wednesday , Employees and members of the wider community to protect themselves and their fellow human beings through vaccination.
The institution launched its Vaccination Center on September 1st for the Community of Hope to make vaccination available to all.
“UCT encourages everyone to get vaccinated as it helps protect against the worst effects of Covid-19 and, in turn, has a lower impact on the health system. This is a way to help our already overworked healthcare workers, “said the university.
Prof the transmission of Covid-19 by up to 50%.
He urged students not to fall for fake reports of the vaccine circulating on social media.
“The vaccine is the only one sustainable way to return to a normal lifestyle. It is designed to ensure that we can protect people by not only protecting people from infection, but also by keeping them from developing serious diseases and dying from Covid-19. The only thing we have available to help us achieve this goal is vaccines, regardless of what others say on social media, “said Madhi.
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) incentivized the vaccination campaign by offering 4GB of data to the first 100 students to be vaccinated. The initiative, which started on Wednesday, is a partnership with the provincial health department.
Students and staff who are vaccinated must have theirs Bring ID cards and student and employee ID cards. The campus website will be open for five days between September 8th and 15th.