UWC Vaccination Centre
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 1Register on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS): https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/#/
Step 2Book an appointment online: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/b443aba060ad409fa4161b7de2fa8c04
Step 3Bring 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:
NATIONAL VACCINATION PROGRAMME CIRCULAR 6 OF 2022
Please find all relevant information below:
* 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: http://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/
Qualifying individuals should book an appointment at the UWC Vaccination Centre here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/b443aba060ad409fa4161b7de2fa8c04
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 email@example.com
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.
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 - https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/#/ - if you’re 35 years of age and older, and encourage others to do the same. Complete your UWC booking form here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/b443aba060ad409fa4161b7de2fa8c04
Vaccination is voluntary.