Dear UJ Community,
We would like to start by thanking everyone who have taken the opportunity to be vaccinated for the COVID-19. We appreciate your cooperation and support in this effort as we work together to ensure that the University remains a safe place for everyone. Protecting our community requires all of us to do our part.
With that in mind, we are once again reminding our students and staff who have not yet vaccinated that our University has, in aligment with our health and safety measures, dedicated vaccination sites to assist you. As already communicated, as many as 100 University of Johannesburg (UJ) students and staff can now get vaccinated a day at the Liberty Life vaccination site in Braamfontein. UJ has secured dedicated spots for staff and students, and vaccination for you is scheduled between 14:00 and 16:00 daily.
We also have an arrangement with Netcare Milpark vaccination site, from 13:00 to 16:00 daily. Buses have been made available to ferry our staff and students to the Netcare Milpark Hospital and Liberty Life vaccination sites. For logistical reasons, buses will ferry our staff and students from the Soweto and Doornfontein campuses to the Liberty Life site. Those at the Auckland Park Kingsway (APK) and Auckland Park Bunting Road (APB) campuses are encouraged to use buses to the Netcare Milpark site. Buses will depart from the respective campuses 30 minutes before the start of scheduled vaccination time.
For staff wanting to visit any of these sites, shuttle services will be provided (if required). To assist us planning for the provision of transport, please register at least a day before the date on which you wish to get vaccinated. For transport bookings, click here.
Please note that these vaccination sites are open to all UJ students and staff, and this does not take away your personal preferences. As such, we urge our students and staff who may not be able to make use of any of these sites to choose other available vaccination centres closer to their workplaces and homes.
Please register on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) system and other sites. If you cannot register via the EVDS system, you can book for your vaccination at any vaccination site across South Africa via https://sacoronavirus.co.za/active-vaccination-sites/.
Below are some useful steps to receive your COVID-19 vaccine:
2. Visit the confirmed vaccination site on the date and time of your booking.
3. Take your EVDS SMS as proof of registration and your proof of identity (South African ID or passport) to the vaccination site.
4. Walk-in to any vaccination site to register and vaccinate.
Do ensure that you have your UJ staff/student card and identity document when you present for your vaccination. For colleagues presenting for their second vaccination, please also remember your vaccination card.
Please inform us about your vaccinations status via the link: https://ulink.uj.ac.za/ujvac. Enter the information after your first vaccination, and where relevant, update it after your second vaccination. The survey takes less than one minute. We use the numbers (and not your personal details), to inform us on the vaccination statistics of the UJ community. The statistics will guide us in our response to the COVID-19 situation and the implementation of our re-integration plans.
You may also use this link to notify our campus clinics if you have tested positive for COVID-19, or if you know of a colleague or a student who has tested positive.
The University leadership will continue to monitor the national and provincial COVID-19 outlook, and an update will be provided accordingly. This information may be verified by visiting: www.uj.ac.za/coronavirus. We appeal to you all to adhere to the recommended precautionary measures, hygiene and physical distancing at all the times.
Should any of you experience symptoms of the coronavirus, please use the National Hotline of 0800 029 999 or WhatsApp line 0600 123456 or go to the following link for more information: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/. Please also continue to check uLink. Please notify our campus clinics if you have tested positive for COVID-19, or if you know of a colleague or a student who has tested positive.
Issued by University Management
University of Johannesburg
*Times mentioned in this newsletter refer to the South African time-zone.