MUT COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the pipeline

Mangosuthu University of Technology

MUT has over 90 staff members who are over 60 years old. From next week, MUT will be rolling out a massive campaign to educate staff and students about vaccinations. This campaign dovetails with what the Department of Higher Education and Training is doing in their campaign to #VaccinateToSaveSouthAfrica as well as MUT’s campaign; #AfricaUniteAgainstCovid19. If South Africa is to gain herd immunity, scientists are also encouraging vaccination. Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister in the Department of Higher Education & Training, said: “Vaccines are safe, so as human beings are when they get vaccinated. We can defeat this virus by vaccination.”

MUT will start at home by assisting staff who are over 60 to register. Thereafter, MUT will move to the malls and continue the Anchor Strategy by assisting community members. Sister Nomusa Mkhwanazi, Head of Health Services, has committed the peer helpers to collaborate with MarComms to provide public good. For more information of Covid-19, and the government’s vaccination plans, please go to Vaccine | South African Government (www.gov.za)