UJ ADOPTS MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) announced that they have got adopted the necessary vaccine policy. This follows the detection of the brand new COVID-19 variation, Omicron, in South Africa on 25 November.
UJ requires all group of workers, put up-doctoral studies fellows and college students to have both finished their first vaccination or be absolutely vaccinated before entering the campus.
“The vaccination policy states that body of workers, submit-doctoral research fellows, and students will want to provide UJ with their vaccination reputation – first vaccination finished or fully vaccinated – before gaining access to any campus or facility. These measures additionally follow to ad hoc contractors, recognized stakeholders and visitors,” said UJ.
UJ’s manager of strategic conversation, Herman Esterhuizen the outcome of the necessary vaccination coverage is to permit access to the college while defensive the health and safety of each person.
“Exemptions, based on scientific or spiritual grounds, could be considered. It is vital to notice, but, that UJ will stability the rights of people towards the collective rights of the broader college and the encompassing network. As the collective rights take precedence, the rights of people may be restricted, in phrases of segment 36 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996,” the assertion endured.
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WHICH SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES REQUIRE VACCINATIONS TO ENTER?
Aside from UJ, these are the other South African universities which have adopted the mandatory vaccination coverage,
University of Cape Town
University of the Western Cape
University of the Free State
University of the Witswatersrand
The University of Cape Town invited body of workers and students to complete a brief survey on the matter. The majority voted in favour of the necessary vaccination coverage.
“The UCT senate voted overwhelmingly in favour of obligatory vaccination at their closing meeting in September, with 83% of respondents inside the ballot indicating help. The UCT College of Fellows has also released a declaration supporting vaccination at UCT,” in line with the university.
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