Students get vaccinated at the UCT Community of Hope Vaccination Centre

06 September 2021 | Director Roxanne Harris. Videography Kamvelihle Stemela & Jarryd Visual Studios. Video Edit Kamvelihle Stemela. Photo Je’nine May.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) launched the Community of Hope Vaccination Centre at its Forest Hill residence on 30 August 2021 in collaboration with the Western Cape Department of Health. A few UCT students and staff got vaccinated during the launch.

Flourish Oluwamakinde, a fourth-year BSc Electrical and Computer Engineering student, shares about why vaccinating is important in the fight against Covid-19.

If you are 18 or older, please register on the official South African Covid-19 Vaccination Programme portal, found here: vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za.

The UCT Community of Hope Vaccination Centre can be accessed from Broad Road in Mowbray. For all the latest Covid-19 information, visit www.news.uct.ac.za/campus/communications/updates/covid-19.


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UCT’s response to COVID-19

COVID-19 is a global pandemic that caused President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare a national disaster in South Africa on 15 March 2020 and to implement a national lockdown from 26 March 2020.

UCT is taking the threat of infection in our university community extremely seriously, and this page will be updated regularly with the latest COVID-19 information. Please note that the information on this page is subject to change depending on current lockdown regulations.

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UCT Community of Hope Vaccination Centre

The University of Cape Town in partnership with the Western Cape Government (WCG) have reinforced our commitment to bringing hope to the residents of the Mother City with the launch of the world‑class Community of Hope Vaccination Centre that opened its doors on Monday, 30 August 2021.
The site is located on Main Road in Mowbray – in the Forest Hill Residence – and access is from Broad Street. The site is open every day: Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 15:00.



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Commemorating a year of COVID-19

At midnight on 26 March 2020, South Africa went into the first nationwide hard lockdown. A year later, we remember those who have died and those who have been affected by COVID-19, as well as the pandemic’s effects across society and campus. We are especially grateful for the front-line health workers who have done so much for so many.

 

In an email to the UCT community, Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng said:
“COVID-19, caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, is a rapidly changing epidemic. [...] Information [...] will be updated as and when new information becomes available.”

 

We are continuing to monitor the situation and we will be updating the UCT community regularly – as and when there are further updates. If you are concerned or need more information, students can contact the Student Wellness Service on 021 650 5620 or 021 650 1271 (after hours), while staff can contact 021 650 5685.

 

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