Sunday, 27 February 2022

Get jabbed on Vooma vaccination days

GET JABBED: CPUT’s Vooma vaccination campaign kicks off today. GET JABBED: CPUT’s Vooma vaccination campaign kicks off today.

CPUT’s Vooma vaccination days are back and students are being encouraged to get their shots, not only to protect themselves but also others.

Participating students stand a chance to win one of two R 5000 cash prizes or one of ten R1 000 cash prizes.

The campaign kicks off at the Bellville campus today and there will be goodie bags for all students who come to get vaccinated.

We are hoping to provide 3 000 or more vaccinations over the entire campaign,” said vaccination manager, Benjamin de Waal.

The dates and venues are as follow:

  • 28 February to 4 March - Bellville Campus Vaccination Centre
  • 7 to 11 March – D6 Campus, Admin building
  • 16 March – Wellington Campus Student Centre
  • 29 March – Mowbray Campus
  • 30 March Catsville Residence
  • 31 March – Granger Bay Campus

Students wishing to enter the competition, need to register on OPA via https://opa.cput.ac.za, if they have not already done so in the past.   

Walk-ins are also welcome. Students need to bring along their student card and Identity Document.

Last year’s Vooma campaign was a huge success.

Melanie Marais, Head of the HIV/Aids Unit, encouraged students to get vaccinated

“This is an act of good citizenship. Getting your Covid-19 jab is the most responsible thing anyone can do. If you don’t want to do it for yourself, do it for your loved ones, your friends and anyone around you. Too many people have lost their lives. Our economy has suffered enough. The power is in your hands to help change the tide of this pandemic by simply getting vaccinated,” said Marais.

De Waal added that even for people who have had Covid-19, vaccination will increase individual and community protection.

“Booster vaccinations are equally important to ensure immunity levels remain high in anticipation of a possible fifth wave expected towards winter. For those who are hesitant, just consider that the Covid-19 vaccines have been approved for used by health authorities across the globe. The vaccines have been studied thoroughly and their effectiveness and safety have been proven and are being monitored across the world.“

Written by Craig Christians