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UWC Vaccination Centre

Dear Campus Community,

Please be informed that the UWC Vaccination Centre is fully operational in the Human Resources Training room (entrance opposite the Faculty of Arts) from Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 14h00.

Parents and children (aged 12 to 17) of staff and students can receive their COVID-19 vaccination at the UWC Vaccination Centre. UWC alumni may also receive their vaccination at the centre. 

The Pfizer booster is available to all those eligible. Citizens over the age of 50 can receive their SECOND PFIZER booster four (4) months after the first. This does not include Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

Immunocompromised persons are also eligible for their second booster three (3) months after they have received the first, OR one (1) month after their initial two Pfizer doses. Kindly note that you have to present the referral form from your general practitioner (GP)at the vaccination centre. 

Step 1

Register on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS):

Step 2

Book an appointment online:

Step 3

Bring your Birth Certificate or Identity Document or Passport for verification at the UWC Vaccination Centre.

For more information about the updated vaccination schedule, click the link below:


Please find all relevant information below:

Please note that the following UWC-affiliated people can receive their COVID-19 vaccination at the UWC Vaccination Centre on the Main Campus (latest update on 20 October 2021).

* All staff
* All students
* Children of all staff and students aged 12 and over (one Pfizer shot)
* Partners/spouses of all staff and students
* Parents/guardians of all staff and students
* UWC alumni
Please register on the SA government’s Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) here:

Qualifying individuals should book an appointment at the UWC Vaccination Centre here:

To access campus for the UWC Vaccination Centre, the following is required at the university entrance gates:

1. The email confirmation of the vaccination booking date
2. Staff/Student Card
3. SA Identity Document or passport

Parking is readily available on campus, and all access points to the UWC Vaccination Centre are wheelchair friendly.

Please note: This service is for those who wish to be vaccinated (including international students) and is therefore completely voluntary. This service is only available to those residing in the Western Cape.

For more information, contact: Ms Cassandra Carelse at

Vaccinations for COVID-19 are happening in three phases, starting with people most at risk of contracting the virus because of their job, age or health.

For all the frequently asked questions about the phased rollout plan, consult the document below or click HERE for the PDF version.

There is much scientific evidence that the vaccination gives us excellent protection against the coronavirus. Being vaccinated can save many of us from becoming very sick with the disease.

For all the information you require about the vaccines for COVID-19, consult the Western Cape Department of Health's COVID Vaccination Fact Sheet below or click HERE for the PDF version.


[WATCH] Vaccine hesitant? No need to be: listen to the facts from our UWC experts.

Last month, the University of the Western Cape (UWC), in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health, set up its own UWC Vaccination Centre for students, in addition to staff, their spouses, partners, parents and guardians.

Congratulations to all who have taken up the call to get the vaccine. A number of people have already received both doses of the Pfizer jab.

However, some are still hesitant owing to misinformation and fake news distributed on platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media. Well, there is no need to be. In this video, UWC virologist and Director of Research, Prof. Burtram Fielding, and campus health’s Dr Manoj Bagwandeen, separate the facts from the fiction.

Also, hear from staff and their loved ones who have had their vaccine shots at UWC.

Don’t hesitate. Register now on the government’s website via the EVDS - - if you’re 35 years of age and older, and encourage others to do the same. Complete your UWC booking form here:

Vaccination is voluntary.