West Coast TVET College Vredendal Campus hosted the Department of Health as it intensifies their efforts to

administer their jabs to ensure that the country reaches heard immunity.

With the recent announcement of the 18 year and older category that has been opened to receive their jab, the college thought it best to take up this invitation and support this call by our government.

Says Rhazia Hamza, Deputy Principal: Innovation and Development: “The local, provincial and national Departments of Health together with all their subsidiaries like Higher Health are key stakeholders for West Coast TVET College and as we echo call of these stakeholders and support their message of vaccination, we as a college in doing these drives with these department structures are ensuring that our students stay more healthy and do not succumb to this deadly virus that has already taken many lives.”

In a study recently done by the Western Cape Department of health, the amount of vaccinated patients in hospitals, patients in hospitals dying from covid-19 and those experiencing severe illness is much less than those not vaccinated.

“We therefore will continue to share these messages to our students and on our platforms that vaccination does prevent severe illness and loss of life and that will continue with partnering with these stakeholders during this pandemic,” Hamza added.

The college would like to thank the Department of Health, National and Provincial, as well as DHET and Higher Health for their continued support and guidance during this pandemic.

West Coast TVET College Vredendal Campus students showing off their vaccination cards after they received their jab