DUT sets up on campus vaccination site
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) staff and students are delighted at the newly established on- campus vaccination site, set up in collaboration with the KwaZulu-Natal, Department of Health.
The DUT COVID-19 Response task Team has set up this temporary vaccination site for a period 7 days, the center was launched on Wednesday 08 September 2021, at the DUT Hotel School on Ritson Campus, the site is open for both DUT students and staff. The university encourages student and staff to make use of this facility and get vaccinated to curb to the COVID-19 surge in the province and on campus.
Research has shown that COVID-19 vaccines are vigorously effective.
“While no vaccine offers 100% prevention, the COVID-19 vaccines do their job very well: they prevent you from getting severely ill from COVID-19 and they dramatically reduce your chances of being hospitalised from complications arising from the disease. This reduces suffering and pressure on the health care system. But research has highlighted that one of the greatest effects of the COVID-19 vaccines is that they almost entirely eliminate your chances
of dying from the disease.”
Bachelor of Applied Arts in Screen and Technology (BAA) first year student, Nomvuzo Ngcobo intends to visit the site and get her vaccination underway, however she is aware that since she is currently unwell, she will have to wait until she is fully recovered and healthy.
“I read somewhere that when you are sick you cannot take the vaccine, but I have full recovered I am going to take the vaccine. I have already registered but I did not know that DUT has the site I am definitely going to vaccinate at Ritson ,I am hoping there wont be long queues. More than that I’m just happy that there’s a convenient spot to get my jab!” she explained.
DUT staff member, Nompumelelo Ngcobo from the Department of Security Services, has not been able to take time off work to get vaccinated, is thrilled that there is now a vaccination site within reach, during work hours.
“It will be easy for me to go and have my vaccine because as security guards, there’s a quite a number of us, so we will be able to take turns to go and vaccinate. When others have left to vaccinate I can stand in for them at their site, the vaccination center is near, which is so convenient, I can go by myself,” she said.
In true leadership style, the SRC were among the first group to get vaccinated at the center.
*The vaccination center is open Monday to Friday , 08h00 -15h30, from 8 to 15 September 2021.
Students who intend to get vaccinated will need to bring their Identity Documents (ID), workers will need to produce their staff cards. No appointments necessary.