Vaccination Centre turns one – CPUT

The CPUT Vaccination Centre, which has administered shut to twenty 000 Covid-19 vaccinations, not too long ago celebrated its first anniversary.

The Centre, which is located on the Bellville campus, was the primary of its type to open at a Submit-College Schooling centre in South Africa.

By Friday, the centre had offered 19 901 Covid-19 vaccinations and not too long ago began offering influenza vaccinations.  

“I believe I converse for all of the workers after I say that we’re fairly humbled to understand {that a} 12 months has already passed by. Having the chance to be within the frontline of the institutional response to Covid-19 has definitely been a privilege and I imagine we will be pleased with how we’ve carried out as a workforce,” stated Vaccination Supervisor, Benjamin de Waal.

“It’s a humbling thought to understand that our centre was in reality a part of a world effort, certainly one of, if not the most important mass vaccination campaigns in historical past, to vaccinate folks towards Covid-19. It’s fairly rewarding for us to see the variety of extreme COVID-19 illness instances and deaths coming down, figuring out that that is definitely partly because of the vaccination marketing campaign we’ve been part of.”

De Waal stated the primary spotlight of the CPUT vaccination marketing campaign has been the “superb collaboration” between the College of Well being and Wellness Sciences (FHWS), notably the Departments of Nursing Science and Emergency Medical Sciences, Amenities Administration, the HIV Unit, the Security Well being and Environmental Unit, Campus Well being, CTS, the Advertising and marketing and Communication Division and the COVID19 Well being Cluster to make the vaccination centre a actuality in a matter of weeks in early 2021.

“This will surely not have been potential with out the management of Prof Tandi Matsha (Dean: FHWS), Prof Mellet Moll (COVID19 Compliance Officer), Prof Karien Jooste (Head of Division of Nursing), Jerome Dreyer (Property Providers), Melanie Swanson (HIV Unit), Natalie Copeling (Division of Nursing) and Gail Benjamin (Campus Well being) and plenty of others whom we can’t all point out right here who all performed pivotal roles in making the vaccination centre a actuality. This really was a CPUT neighborhood mission and showcases the spirit of our establishment and our capability to answer and overcome a disaster.”      

He stated one other spotlight has been offering vaccination providers to the communities surrounding the Bellville campus.

“In whole the vaccination centre has vaccinated greater than 13 000 members of the general public alone, largely from the communities across the campus, in an space the place restricted healthcare providers can be found. The success of the 2 Vooma vaccination campaigns has additionally been a spotlight, notably, contemplating the truth that these campaigns contributed considerably in the direction of the vaccination of scholars.”

The centre has additionally not too long ago been invited to affix the Western Cape Division of Well being Influenza Vaccination marketing campaign and is now capable of supply Influenza vaccinations to eligible purchasers as effectively.