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University mandatory covid-19 vaccinations

Universities are congregated spaces with individuals from everywhere therefore universities are expected to take the necessary move to provide health, safety and well-being of students and staff. A proposal to make covid-19 vaccinations mandatory to access the university of Cape Town has been approved by the university's council. It is mandatory to all students and staff and this will be effective from 1 January 2022. A Digital proof or vaccination card will be required prior entry to the facility. A survey that was taken by both staff and students showed that they are supportive of the council's decision about mandatory covid-19 vaccinations. A day after University of Cape Town issued the news about mandatory covid-19 vaccinations, Rhodes university also announced that they have approved of mandatory covid-19 vaccinations. Rhode university students and staff will be required to also provide proof of vaccination against covid-19 in order to get inside the campus in 2022. But for students and staff who do not want to take the covid-19 vaccine because of their reasons can apply for exemption and when they have been exempted they will be required to provide a negative covid-19 test result every week at their own expense. The staff will be given paid time to go get vaccinated and will also be granted sick leave should they experience any covid-19 vaccination side effects. A lot of students on social media are expressing their views on mandatory covid-19 vaccinations. Some are against the mandatory vaccinations because of their religions and health issues, others are grateful to have graduated before this and others are supportive of the mandatory covid-19 vaccinations as they believe it will reduce the number of cases and increase their safety.

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