Covid-19 Update 75: Senate supports mandatory vaccination policy
- Senior Executive Team
"We will also continue to engage with the broader Wits community on the proposed policy in the coming weeks."
The Senate, the highest academic decision-making body of the University of the Witwatersrand, considered the proposed mandatory vaccination policy at its final regular meeting of the year on 4 November 2021 and expressed its overwhelming support to recommend the proposed policy to Council.
We welcome this affirming support from Senate and thank all Senators for their insightful comments, robust opinions, and meaningful contributions to the policy. We will incorporate the suggestions made by Senators as may be appropriate, before the policy is presented to Council for approval.
We will also continue to engage with the broader Wits community on the proposed policy in the coming weeks. Staff members and students will have another opportunity to engage on the proposed policy through webinars which will take place in the next 10 days. Several Wits experts will be online to address any concerns that you may have. Details will be shared via Wits News on Monday.
We would also like to express our deep appreciation to all members of the Wits community who have already commented on the proposed mandatory vaccination policy framework. Hundreds of email comments were received and considered, and recommendations and suggestions were incorporated where appropriate.
For now, we strongly encourage all members of the Wits community to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
[WATCH] an animation that answers many vaccination questions based on information from the Scientists Collective.
Visit the Wits COVID-19 portal for more information: https://www.wits.ac.za/covid19/
SENIOR EXECUTIVE TEAM
5 NOVEMBER 2021