Unisa Now Offers Covid Testing and Vaccinations On Campus

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The University of South Africa has opened an on-campus Covid-19 testing facility as well as a vaccination site aiding in the country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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The University of South Africa's (Unisa) Campus Health Clinic has opened an on-campus SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) antigen rapid testing area and isolation room as well as, an on-campus vaccination site at the Muckleneuk Campus in Pretoria. 

The Unisa Campus Health Clinic established this with the support of the Directorate: Institutional Development and the Portfolio: Operations and Facilities. 

The University has responded to the national vaccination roll-out plan by establishing the on-campus vaccination site in alignment with the current National Department of Health Programme. Unisa has expanded its vaccination programme in the Post-school education and training (PSET) environment in line with the Higher Health directive.

Unisa has encouraged its staff and students to participate in its voluntary on-campus vaccination programme. Vaccinations will take place at the Protea Restaurant, OR Tambo Building, Muckleneuk Campus on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 09:00 to 15:00, effective from Wednesday 13 October to 17 December 2021.

The Unisa Campus Health Clinic will still be open on an appointment basis for primary health care needs.

Unisa staff and students who would like to be vaccinated at Unisa must have pre-registered on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) self-registration portal, with reference to the following guidelines:

  • Self-registration web portal: https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za
  • USSD: Dial *134*832*ID Number# (No ID? – Just Dial *134*832#)
  • WhatsApp portal: Send word “REGISTER” to 060 012 3456 on WhatsApp
  • Toll-free hotline: Call 0800 029 999
  • Self-registration general instructions: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/evds/ (use your SA Identity Number).

Once you have registered you will be required to bring along your Unisa staff card/student card and identity card/document to the vaccination site. Those who do not have medical aid can still participate in the vaccination programme. 

If you would like to make a booking or enquire about the vaccination programme, then you can contact the following Unisa staff: 

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