A whole lot vaccinated throughout Vooma marketing campaign

The second spherical of CPUT’s Vooma vaccination marketing campaign noticed near 2 000 individuals receiving their vaccinations at pop-up websites on the assorted campuses in addition to the vaccination centre in Bellville.

Vaccination Supervisor Benjamin de Waal stated 1 992 individuals have been vaccinated together with 813 on the pop-up websites and 1179 on the Bellville centre. 

He stated a lot of the success of the marketing campaign hinged on the efforts of Melanie Swanson, Head of the HIV/Aids unit, and their group of peer educators. The marketing campaign was additionally supported by the Central SRC.

Swanson stated that because the head of the HIV/AIDS Unit, she coordinated all of the off-campus Vooma vaccination drives to make sure the profitable execution thereof.

“The HIV/AIDS Unit group, together with peer educators, performed a key position by way of the social mobilising of scholars to take part within the vaccination programme. We used an identical mannequin we had used prior to now for the HIV testing and well being screening at our campuses and campus residences. This has confirmed to work properly prior to now in addition to now for the vaccination drive.”

She added that the HIV/AIDS Unit has additionally performed an necessary position by way of PPE (private protecting tools) provide and monitoring compliance thereof.

The HIV/AIDS Unit initiated the next:

  • Engaged pupil management on a one on one foundation relating to the significance of the vaccination programme and concerned them all through the entire marketing campaign. Swanson stated they performed an excellent and supportive position in these endeavours.
  • Frequently shared Covid-19 and vaccination details about the campaigns on all their social media platforms (CPUT HIV/AIDS Unit)
  • Initiated a TikTok vaccination competitors the place college students have been invited to make use of academic and inventive methods to file their very own vaccinations by way of TikTok. The highest 4 inventive TikToks have been chosen and posted on their social media web page. The broader pupil inhabitants chosen the perfect TikTok. These TikToks have been seen greater than 5000 occasions and greater than 1000 likes and over 600 feedback have been acquired. These at the moment are used on their social media pages to coach college students in regards to the significance of being vaccinated.
  • Bulk SMSs per campus have been despatched to announce the campaigns.
  • Branded shopper luggage have been distributed to every pupil who obtained vaccinated. This consisted of a 16 GB flash drive / EarPods, well being data, condoms, leaflets and providers supplied to college students. Thus far 3 000 shopper luggage have been distributed by means of these campaigns.
  • Vaccinated peer educators have been skilled on the right way to mobilise their friends to get vaccinated. Every campus has a illustration of peer educators who actively promoted the Vooma Vaccination Drive together with door to door visits at residences.
  • One other necessary issue was having a DJ taking part in music loved by college students. This was an excellent drawing card.
  • CSRC supplied a lunch pack at Mowbray campus for every pupil who obtained vaccinated.
  • On one of many days at D6 a wholesome snack was supplied to those that obtained vaccinated
  • A Q&A relating to the vaccination drive that was distributed at virtually all campus residences.
  • Bulk printed Vooma Vaccination flyers that introduced the totally different marketing campaign dates and a fortunate draw of R5000 that ought to be introduced.
  • Throughout registration, whereas college students waited for his or her pupil playing cards, the unit used the chance to have interaction them.

Peer educators group chief at D6 campus, Siliziwe Nomnqa stated it was enjoyable to take part within the marketing campaign and it was properly acquired by college students.

“We’ve been speaking about vaccination; we’ve been partaking with our friends and I feel that’s additionally the rationale why they (college students) got here in numbers as a result of they now perceive what vaccination is.”