CPUT Becomes First University To Vaccinate Their Staff And Students

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology has become the first tertiary institution in the country to open it's vaccination centre to cater to their very own staff and students.

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Spirits were high at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology's Bellville campus as the university opened its new vaccination on Monday, making it the first tertiary institution in the country to do so.

The facility started operating on Monday and continues to administer Covid-19 vaccines to members of it's staff and students at the Richard Sacco Building on its Bellville campus. 

During his visit to the vaccination centre, Vice-Chancellor, Prof Chris Nhlapo, applauded the institution for playing its role in the fight against the virus:

It is important that we play our role in saving lives. There’s no other way. That is the mission, everything else is secondary because this scourge is affecting all of us.

Joined by other Executive Management members on a tour of the facility, he was also among the CPUT staff members who received their first jabs, and said he was particularly impressed with the CPUT staff members working at the centre.

According to Compliance and Risk Officer, Business Continuity and Covid-19, Prof Mellet Moll, a mixture of staff members over the age of 60 and health students were vaccinated at the centre during its first day of operation.

“We are very excited because this is a lot of work that came together,” he said

He further said that the centre has been accredited by the Western Cape Department of Health and was expected to do 60 vaccinations a day this week. Adding that at full capacity, the centre would be able to administer 500 vaccines a day.

According to a statement issued on CPUT's website, the following individuals are currently eligible and can be vaccinated at the centre:  

  • Staff members and students who are 60 years old or older (ID document required as proof).
  • Staff members who are healthcare workers - clinical and non-clinical, irrespective of age (proof required from line manager and or registration with a health statutory body)
  • Students who are registered for healthcare-related programmes (proof of registration required).

 Those who are eligible can register for an appointment by clicking the following link 

Click here to read the full statement from CPUT.

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