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Vaccination

Stellenbosch University (SU) has established a vaccination site to administer COVID-19 vaccines.

The site, located in the Lentelus clubhouse at SU’s soccer complex in Hammanshand Road, Stellenbosch, commenced operation on Tuesday 10 August, starting off using the Pfizer vaccine.

Vaccines are safe and save lives. By enhancing access to vaccinations, the site is expected to free up much-needed capacity in hospitals and clinics to provide routine care.

For now, all permanent and non-permanent staff members over the age of 18 from any of the University’s five campuses will have preference at the SU vaccination site. As an added benefit, they will also be able to have members of their families vaccinated.

Once registered on the national EVDS (Electronic Vaccination Data System), staff can register on SU’s vaccination portal to receive a scheduled date and time for their vaccination.

Students 18 years and older can also access the vaccination services offered at the site. Students must register on the national EVDS (Electronic Vaccination Data System). See more information below regarding accommodation of walk-ins at the site.

Getting vaccinated is the responsible thing to do – not only for your own sake and that of your family, but also to protect the broader University community and society at large. Please make use of this opportunity, or an alternative vaccination option you may have access to.

 

Eligibility

Staff

For the time being, all staff members 18 years and older will be able to receive their vaccines at the SU vaccination site, in line with the national vaccination programme.

All permanent and non-permanent staff members over 18 can register to receive a scheduled date and time for their vaccination. Staff are reminded to submit a leave request for the day of their vaccination appointment, selecting “Leave of absence: Vaccination”.

Students

Students 18 years and older can also access the vaccination services offered at the site. For now, walk-ins will be accommodated and will depend on the availability of vaccines. Walk-ins will only be accommodated between 11:00–14:30 (Monday – Friday). Walk-ins will also be accommodated at the vaccination site located at the Van der Stel sports ground between 11:00–14h00 (Monday – Friday).

Please remember to take your ID (or driver's license or passport), student card and, if applicable, medical aid card.

Students can also find more information on vaccination sites closer to home at www.sacoronavirus.co.za/active-vaccination-sites

* Vaccines will be allocated to the SU site via the Western Cape Department of Health according to availability.

Venue

The vaccination site is located at the Lentelus clubhouse at SU’s soccer complex in Hammanshand Road. The venue is easily accessible, with adequate parking.

 
 

Registration

To receive your vaccination, you must register on the national EVDS (Electronic Vaccination Data System) by using any of the following options:

  • Self-registration web portal: https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za
  • Dial *134*832*ID number# on your cellphone. (No ID? – Just dial *134*832#)
  • WhatsApp: Send the word “REGISTER” to 060 012 3456
  • Toll-free hotline: 0800 029 999

Once registered on the EVDS, staff must also register on SU’s vaccination portal, where they will receive further information regarding their scheduled vaccination date and time.

More information

For questions, please contact SU’s Campus Health Service on chs@sun.ac.za or 021 808 3169.

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