Higher Learning Mandatory Vaccination Sparks Debate

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While institutions of higher learning debate mandatory vaccination, university and college students could be required to produce a negative Covid-19 test before attending in-person classes. This comes after some of the major universities in the country shared their intentions to adopt a mandatory vaccination policy in public.


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The Higher Health CEO, Dr Ramneek Ahluwalia says that one student in every three students is vaccinated. Some students want to get vaccinated but are still stuck in the decision-making mode due to unanswered questions, he added.

Higher Health confirms an ongoing debate with students who require further information on the risks and benefits of vaccines.

Ramneek says the debates are held across the country with students from institutions of higher learning. The students' concerns are valid because they want to know the long term effects and side effects as a result of vaccination, Dr Ramneek said.

Higher Health believes South Africans need to get vaccinated not because of the new variant but to also decrease the infection rate.

According to the Higher Health CEO, youth between the ages of 18 and 34 years old are the possible drivers of infection because of their youthful activities.

Dr Ramneek referred to the Tshwane University of Technology's recent cluster outbreak saying that its as a result of youthfulness.

Institutions are mounting efforts to vaccinate all their student population ahead of the 2022 academic year with some of the major institutions adopting mandatory vaccination as a requirement to access campus.

The latest university to adopt mandatory vaccination is the University of Free State which followed in the footsteps of the University of Cape Town and Rhodes University.

Higher health affirms the importance of vaccination to the population of the country and further said it is the only solution to get the country to normal operations.

 


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