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Tuesday, 08 June 2021

CPUT vaccination centre contributes to Covid-19 fight

MILESTONE: Vice-Chancellor Prof Chris Nhlapo was among the staff and students who received their first vaccinations at the new vaccination centre yesterday. MILESTONE: Vice-Chancellor Prof Chris Nhlapo was among the staff and students who received their first vaccinations at the new vaccination centre yesterday.

It was a proud moment yesterday when CPUT’s new vaccination centre went into operation and started administering lifesaving Covid-19 vaccines.

“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,” said Vice-Chancellor, Prof Chris Nhlapo, during a visit to the centre which is based at the Richard Sacco Building on the Bellville campus.

Nhlapo, who joined other Executive Management members on a tour of the facility, said he was particularly impressed with the CPUT staff members working at the centre.

He was also among the CPUT staff members who received their first jabs yesterday.

Prof Mellet Moll, Compliance and Risk Officer, Business Continuity and Covid-19, said there had been a good outcome on the first day, with a mix of staff members over 60 years and health students being vaccinated.

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

He said the centre has been accredited by the Western Cape Department of Health and was expected to do 60 vaccinations a day this week.

At full capacity, the centre would be able to administer 500 vaccines a day.

Staff members from the Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences, Campus Health Clinics and the HIV/Aids Unit have been trained to administer the vaccines.

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:  http://bit.ly/CPUT_VaccinationRegistration_60YearsandOlderAndHCW

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za