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Covid-19 Update 85: Over 90% of those accessing Wits' campuses are vaccinated

- Senior Executive Team

It is with great appreciation that we thank you and members of our wider Wits community for vaccinating and in so doing, making Wits a safer place for all.

Over 90% of staff and students who access Wits’ campuses and precincts on a daily basis are now vaccinated (about double the national average). Just over 1% of our total population have applied for and have been granted reasonable accommodation. Well done!

We would like to thank the MVax Operations team as well as the Faculty Committees for their tremendous effort in achieving this milestone. This includes the staff at the Wits Vaccination and Testing Site where over 4 300 staff and students have received their vaccines. For those who are still not vaccinated, and who have not yet been granted reasonable accommodation, please do so as soon as possible.

Relocation of the Wits Vaccination and Testing Site

The Wits Vaccination and Testing Site will be relocating to a permanent site in the Campus Health and Wellness Centre in the Matrix Student Centre on the Braamfontein Campus as from 5 April 2022.

A pop-up vaccination site will also be established from 5 April 2022 on the Wits Education Campus to service persons on the Parktown campuses for one month. The Wits Vaccination and Testing Site at the Sports Multipurpose Hall will be closed on 4 April for the relocation to the two new sites.

For those who need booster vaccination shots, take note of the following:

Changes to the COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule

There has been a recent change to the COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule which allows for a much earlier second shot and booster for Pfizer recipients, as well as a second booster shot for persons who received the Johnson & Johnson shots. 

Persons who received the Pfizer shot can get their second shot 21 days after the first shot, and booster shot 90 days after the second shot. Persons who received the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) first shot can receive their first booster 60 days later, choosing either the J&J or Pfizer vaccine. They will receive their second booster 90 days after the first booster, again this can be either J&J or Pfizer. In addition, any person with an internationally approved WHO vaccine, can register on the EVDS and receive their booster shot for either Pfizer or J&J.

For more information visit the Wits COVID-19 Vaccination Handbook

Services offered at the Wits Vaccination and Testing Site

The Wits Vaccination and Testing Site offers all vaccines and provides COVID-19 antigen testing at a cost of R100. The Site is open from 08:00 to 15:00 on weekdays. Walk-ins are welcome. 

For mobility access, email: to make an appointment.

For more information, visit

Thank you

Senior Executive Team